☆ The Dracula Tape || ↠ PDF Download by ↠ Fred Saberhagen


  • Title: The Dracula Tape
  • Author: Fred Saberhagen
  • ISBN: 9780671578398
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback

  • Count Dracula tells his own version of his fateful journey to England in 1893, presenting a surprising revision to the well known tale Original.
    Fred Saberhagen
    Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his Beserker and Dracula stories.Saberhagen also wrote a series of a series of post apocalyptic mytho magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New MexicoSaberhagen was born in and grew up in the area of Chicago, Illinois Saberhagen served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War while he was in his early twenties Back in civilian life, Saberhagen worked as an It was while he was working for Motorola after his military service that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about 30 Fortress Ship , his first Berserker short shory, was published in 1963 Then, in 1964, Saberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, The Golden People.From 1967 to 1973, he worked as an editor for the Chemistry articles in the Encyclop dia Britannica as well as writing its article on science fiction He then quit and took up writing full time In 1975, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.He married fellow writer Joan Spicci in 1968 They had two sons and a daughter.


    Commentaires:

    Stacia
    I'm wavering between 3 & 4 stars on this one.As I'm a Dracula fan, I quite enjoyed this twist on Stoker's Dracula tale, told from the viewpoint of Dracula himself. There are fairly big portions that are quotes from Stoker's work, followed by a differing response in Dracula's voice. Any weak points in Stoker's work have been fully exploited here in presenting Dracula's view. Of course, Dracula saves a special dislike for Van Helsing; Dracula considers him both a quack & a religious nut. S [...]

    Dan
    Honestly, not the worst book I have ever read. But why the fuck would you want to do this??? Why lay a copy of Dracula on the ground, squat over it and spread your ass cheeks wide, and proceed to take a great big stinking shit on top of every single page of Bram Stoker's original brilliantly written story??!!*SPOILER ALERT* (actually, I'm not spoiling shit for you, cause this book sucks)Okay, it's the twentieth century and Mina and Jonathan Harker's great grand kids are trapped in a car during a [...]

    Willow
    This book starts out with a tape recording found in a car. On the tape, Count Dracula tells his account of what really happened in the book Dracula. Only in Vlad’s account, he is a great guy who’s been horribly maligned, and Van Helsing is an evil quack. I suppose when The Dracula Tape was first published it was probably quite innovative. Unfortunately, it lacks suspense, because it follows the events of Bram Stokers classic almost exactly. There are even long quotes from Dracula (which is k [...]

    Martel
    Bram Stoker's classic rewritten from Dracula's point of view. And guess what?He's the good guy !I loved this. Spend almost the entire audiobook laughing. Good thing I listened to it at home. Of course I'm a fan of the original, so I guess I was fair game on this one.Special mention to the narrator who did an amazing job personifying Vlad, with all his humor and volatile temper. I especially enjoyed how insincere he sounded sometimes. Many of the flaws from the first novel have been exploited, or [...]

    Sarah
    Seeing that 'Dracula' was the first classic novel I truly fell in love with, I am always on the lookout for pastiches and have found, like in most other venues of art, there are many, many bad ones; however a friend suggested this to me and I was more than willing to give it a go.And I'm so glad I did! Usually the narration of these types of novels gets a bit muddled and lost when trying to craft a new story within the limits of the already existing story; however, this being narrated be Dracula [...]

    Tony
    This is an old novel, but still a long time favorite, and one I have reread quite a few times. Saberhagen essentially took the Stoker "Dracula" story, and told it from Dracula's point of view. He also brings up certain details that I never considered in reading the original, that does call into question some of the events in the Stoker story. This turned out to be the first in a series of Dracula novels by Saberhagen. The only one that I really feel had close to the same level of enjoyment was T [...]

    Becka Sutton
    The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen is a book with the power to make me go WOOT. Well it's got vampires in it which helps. But more importantly this is a bloody good book!Back when I first read it in 2000 I wrote the following review on UK."This is a gem in my opinion. The case for the defense as it were and in places it truely tears the prosecution (Dracula by Bram Stoker of course :-)) to shreds. In others the defense case has it's own weaknesses but I suspect this was deliberately done by Sa [...]

    Coyle
    This book was a bit underwhelming. I kept thinking of that scene from the movie version of Interview with the Vampire (I can't remember if it was in the book or not) where Tom Cruise said to Christian Slater something to the effect of "Man, aren't you sick of that whining?" That's pretty much Dracula in this book "I'm so misunderstood! Van Helsing was just a big meanie!" And so on. As I understand it, this is the first (or at least one of the first) in the "vampires aren't really so bad after al [...]

    Chris
    Saberhagen really knows the source text and is true to the original story, although he does add a few scenes that suit his purpose. I was anxious to read this one after enjoying Seance for a Vampire, in which Drac meets Holmes and Watson. In that book Drac was a formidable ally, full of swagger and charisma. In The Dracula Tape not so much. He came off to me as, dare I say it, a whiner--complaining that he got blamed for this or that or trying to make himself seem to be the good guy in the story [...]

    Graeme Davis
    Dracula in modern-day (or rather, 1980s) America. Well-written and workmanlike, but not a keeper in my opinion. There were other books in this series: Thorn is the only other title I can remember.

    Timothy Boyd
    Here we have the "true" story of Dracula. Well at least the story from Dracula's point of view. He defends himself and his actions as told in the original novel. Good read. Very recommended

    David
    Good light-hearted fun.

    Natalie Keating
    I rather enjoyed this alternate retelling of Dracula. The basic premise is this: Count Dracula, tired of being maligned for years (remember, Bram Stoker's novel was published in 1897 and this book takes place in the 1970s), decides to tell his side of the story. For hours, he speaks into a tape recorder telling his version of events. He isn't quite as bad as everyone thinks he is, and the group of people who pursued him (Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, and the like) were bumbling idiots at [...]

    Jheurf
    "Hello, my name isDrahculaad I am an insufferable bore. I just spent 10 hours trapped in a car in a snowstorm with a couple (for no other reason than to scare them) to record my side of the story. But don't worry, you won't learn anything exciting or new: I purposely decided to tell the exact same story from the book, but it will be in the first person because I am telling it. Whenever I briefly stray from the original narrative, I will quickly wave this off as unimportant and go back to telling [...]

    Sean Dhaliwal
    This book is a very entertaining breath of fresh air. I was always left a little underwhelmed by Stoker's original text, and I always wanted to believe that there was more to Dracula than meets the eye. Saberhagen fulfills that belief of mine. He turns the Count into a totally different but at the same time familiar character. He's also very likeable. I love how the premise of this story is a clearing up of matters by Dracula. He's been slandered in Stoker's text and he's now setting the record [...]

    David Fackelman
    The Dracula Tape is a wonderful retelling of the classic story from Dracula's perspective. It is an exceptionally easy read in which Dracula is portrayed as a fallible, rational, introspective being, not at all like the cold, calculating, ravenous predator as told from living's point of view in Bram Stoker's work. Because of my esteem for the classic story, Saberhagen's portrayal of the events of that story from the Count's perspective was so much fun to read. Simply a fanciful twist to a wonder [...]

    Rasmus Skovdal
    This is not a bad book. But it's also not a very interesting book, beyond the premise.It's a fun idea, and it works - but it doesn't work for more than, say, 50 pages.There are some fairly good ideas throughout, but as a whole it just sort of levels out and goes for solidly mediocre. The two star 'it was ok' rating is perfect for something like this.The books aren't similar, but for an alternate take on Dracula, read Kim Newman's Anno Dracula instead.

    Titus Hjelm
    The basic idea is intriguing, and after having read quite a bunch of bad vampire fiction lately, I looked forward to reading this a lot. Well, it turned out to be a disappointment. I really don't get what the fuss about this book is/was. But hats off to the author, you can only do so much trying to rewrite a classic, after all

    Kimber
    Definitely a unique take on the Dracula mythos. I was put off initially because it was just that different, and I'm generally a purist at heart. But as I read on and saw it as more of a perspective change than a retelling or alternate version it became fascinating. Fred Saberhagen never disappoints in his writing either. Very well done.

    Ken
    This is a re-telling of Bram Stoker's Dracula from the point of view of the vampire himself. I thought the book well written but found myself bored at times as it was a little too much of a "re-telling" with multiple excerpts from the original text.3 1/2 STARS

    Fred Fenimore
    ugh! blow by blow retelling of the original. like the wolf's retelling of the three pigs, except waaaay too long. perhaps I'll try one of the later more original ones

    Richard
    Excellent as an audio book. After all, Dracula is talking on a tape. The good Count gives his version of events detailed in Bram Stoker’s novel. I read this book years ago and thought it was just O.K. I hadn’t read Stoker’s book, I thought it was enough to know the story via movie adaptations and various other secondary sources. It was, and the book does stand on its own. Recently I read Stoker’s book. With that being relatively fresh, it brought a greater appreciation to Saberhagen’s [...]

    Yafen Shen
    The more familiar one is with Stoker's novel "Dracula", the more s/he will enjoy Saberhagen's clever effort. Written in the first person as an apologia authored by the dark Count himself, he does a masterly job of addressing thoroughly every incident, spinning each so plausibly that, by the end, Van Helsing is a detestable fanatic; Mr Harker a contemptible, dimwitted cuckold; and Dracula the brave misunderstood lover one can't help cheering for.

    Diane
    I loved this. It was amusing hearing the Count explain things from his point of view. Especially as it relates to Van Helsing who he thinks talks too much (a complaint in which I whole heartedly agree). Dracula as really just misunderstood ;-)

    NotTheNorm
    Dracula narrates his story, starting from close to the beginning.Narrated by Robin Bloodworth

    Arthur O'dell
    Bram Stoker's Dracula retold from Dracula's point of view! An old personal favorite, I enjoyed rereading this, and look forward to rereading the rest of Saberhagen's series.

    M
    I really wanted to like this book. I mean, Dracula told from the Count's point of view? He's a great villain, but we never get much of his own story in the original novel. And now I kinda wish it had stayed that way. This book does far too much to make Dracula sympathetic while simultaneously still maintaining him as something of a villain. The whole section in his castle with Jonathan is one contrived coincidence after another to change any instance of horror into something innocuous. And yet, [...]

    Dharia Scarab
    I'm currently rereading this series after originally reading it in high school. It's a fun re-imagining of the Dracula story, but it is best to read it in order.Edit: I've just finished rereading books 1-8, I never picked up books 9 and 10 and have no interest in doing so in the future.Now that I'm caught up, my advice to Holmes/Dracula fans is to read 1 and 2 then skip over the rest to read book 8.Chronologically speaking, book 8 takes place 6 years after book two, and is the logical next step [...]

    Tracey
    This is a novel I'd heard about for awhile & I think I finally checked it out from the library after seeing it mentioned in a SDMB thread about alternate history stories. I'm a bit of a sucker for alternate takes on familiar stories, and IMHO Saberhagen's novel is one of the standouts of the genre, not only in terms of age (published in 1975) but in quality as well. While the frame story (Dracula meeting up with the Harker's descendants, and recording his version on cassette tape) is a bit h [...]

    Bianca van Willigenburg
    The Dracula Tapes tells the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula but from the point of view of Vlad Dracula himself.Although I did like this book it's hard to explain why I just liked it and why I didn't love it. It's well written and everything "fits" with Dracula. The only thing I didn't like so much was that Vlad often refers to one of his habits, only to tell the reader that he will explain fully later on in the book. When he does come back to it it is often explained very shortly.What I do like i [...]

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