Dracula Daily: Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Real Time with Commentary by the Internet by Matt Kirkland

Dracula Daily: Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Real Time with Commentary by the Internet by Matt Kirkland

Title:  Dracula Daily: Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Real Time with Commentary by the Internet
Author: Matt Kirkland
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 
Genre:  Entertainment, Classics 
Format:  temporary PDF
No. of Pages: 
Date of Publication: 19 September, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars

My Thoughts 

I read Dracula the old fashioned way, and when my teens told me about Dracula Daily, I was intrigued. My teens have been receiving the newsletter and have been raving about it, and though I listened to it again on audiobook (Tim Curry ❤️ Alan Cumming ❤️) right before the pandemic started, I happily grabbed the chance to peruse the book. I really like how by reading the newsletter, you’re reading along in real time and can partake, via social media, in the pithy commenting, cartoons, as well as some really beautiful artwork. This book contains some of the fans’ comments and artwork and it’s such an enjoyable addition to the story. 

A long time reader of the classics, I’m firmly in the camp that they still have a lot of knowledge and entertainment within their pages and will read them for the rest of my life, particularly my favorites (The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice to name but two). A long time homeschooler, I love to see kids reading classics and anyone with a novel approach to reading them, deserves praise. I offer mine to Mr. Kirkland for bringing fresh life and vigor to ye olde classic, Dracula - you are a-okay in my book. 

** One of my teens told me that by receiving the newsletter and reading only that days offering, she feels that a wait of any time is much more dramatic and heightens the suspense rather than just reading the book whenever. 

Dracula Daily is a terrific way to read a long beloved classic. This title is a great bookshelf addition for the Dracula / vampire fan in your life. 

Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the DRC!


The wildly popular email newsletter that has been described as an "internet sensation" (The New York Times) and "the coolest book club on the internet" (Fast Company) is breathing new life into Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. Now, the internet phenomenon can be experienced in this deluxe hardcover book that includes hilarious commentary and artwork from Dracula Daily readers. 

Thanks to 
Dracula Daily, the email newsletter that delivers the classic vampire novel in bite-sized chunks, "an old story about the undead is getting a new life" (NPR). Combining Stoker's original text alongside reader-generated content, this version of Dracula is a fun and immersive experience, perfect for vampire scholars, Dracula Daily readers, and newcomers to the story.

Inside, you'll find a rich selection of artwork and memes from the newsletter's hundreds of thousands of subscribers. From comics celebrating Dracula's famous wall-climbing ability to armchair analysis of the novel's complicated love triangles, the witty commentary and colorful fan art brings a unique twist to the classic tale. 


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