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Neumatic

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #150 on: March 11, 2016, 09:29:04 pm »
I finally finished "Dracula."  Oh man, I loved it.  It must have felt like listening to a heavy metal album when it came out, you know?   Van Helsing is taking and subverting holy sacraments of the church like the Wafer and using them as weapons, they perform a prayer for the dead on still-living Miss Mina, etc.

Another thing that struck me is that it's all journal entries (as was Frankenstein, if I recall correctly), so it's also the period version of the "found footage movie."  And not just one movie, the perspectives shift and the movie takes place over the course of almost a year, so it's more like an anthology of horror movies, like you're running a marathon.  And they shift genres, you might recognize pieces from the 1992 movie (which I love, but tried to avoid like the plague while reading b/c I didn't want it to influence me), but at the same time, there's stuff like the voyage which feels like Alien or The Thing, with crew members being wiped out one by one, or the ending which... without wanting to give anything away, reminded me of the remake of True Grit.

I was also struck how close to the modern day it takes place in.  The characters take the Underground!  And not just the Underground, I've been to at least one of the stations they mention!  That's kinda weird, right?

 

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