Thursday, May 7, 2009

Count Dracula, the blogger

I recently re-read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, what a great book. The book is written as a series of journal entries by the characters, its an interesting writing device and apparently is called an “epistolary novel.” I had no idea.

For you kids out there that haven’t read Dracula yet, it was the genesis of the character Van Helsing, who was NOT a Hugh Jackman like dipshit, but rather an incredibly intelligent, gentle older gentleman who used technology (think “steampunk”) and his wits to win the day.

Anyway, Whitney Sorrow is publishing the book as a blog so that readers can read the story in real time. It’s a cool idea. So she will post the journal entries on the Dracula blog on the dates that the narrator did so that “the audience may experience the drama as the characters would have.”

Brilliant.

The Dracula blog can be found here.

via ars technica