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-Excusa menor y resultados casi acordes.-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. Con introducción de Leonard Wolf y cierre del mismo mediante un acercamiento a filmografía relativa al asunto, 19 relatos (escritos todos para la presente recopilación salvo el primero, escrito por Rice en 1985) que, con la excusa del 60 aniversario de la película de Todd Browning “Drácula”, presentan diferentes (y muy irregulares) aproximaciones al concepto del vampiro, desde su adaptación a la vida contemporánea o a su...
Mixed bag of Dracula (rather than “vampire”) short stories of varying degrees of quality (the lead story by Anne Rice seems very amateurish compared to her other works – since it was published in 1985, well after “Interview”, I suspect that she either tossed it off quickly for the money or else that it was an earlier story that didn’t get published until she became famous). Some (like The Vampire in his Closet and A Matter of Style) are light hearted, while others are extremely grim (Dracula 194...
Qualité inégale. Seules les nouvelles ayant un lien avec le mythe originel de Dracula m'ont réellement fait passer un bon moment.
After reading the first lousy story in this “book”, I knew the potential of me enjoying the rest of the stories was at an all-time low. After reading this, it will not be long enough since hearing/reading the name Vlad or the phrase, “I vant to suck your blood”. The stories use the name of Vlad Tepes ad nauseam. The use of the previously mentioned phrase completely contradicts the tone of certain other stories mixing that cheesy phrase with nastier graphic elementsThese stories also seem to try
My basic review meant as a personal notation for the book. I give the Ultimate Dracula an average rating of 2 stars. Here is my basic rational:The Master of Rampling Gate by Anne Rice = ☆☆Two stars because the work was well written.All Dracula's Children by Dan Simmons = ☆☆☆☆ Four stars because the work is worth at least a second read. A Matter of Style by Ron Dee = ☆One star because the work entertained me.Selection Process by Ed Gorman = ☆One star because the work entertained me.The Vampire in...
Like most anthologies, this one's a mixed bag with some pretty good stories and plenty of mediocre content. Probably worth seeking out if you're a major fan of Count Dracula, or of vampires in general; otherwise, maybe pick it up if you should happen upon it, and just read the following stories (all stand-outs):"The Tenth Scholar", by the reliably good Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem (Dracula trains hopeful young serial killers in NYC, including a homeless and pregnant teenager)"The Name of Fear", by...
Como toda antología de relatos, los ha habido que me han gustado más que otros. Aún así, tampoco ha habido ninguno que para mí resaltara especialmente. Exceptuando un par que me han parecido muy malos, el resto está más o menos al mismo nivel, resultando en una antología entretenida que gira alrededor de la figura de Drácula, a veces centrándose en el cinematográfico, otras en el literario o hasta en el histórico. Me ha resultado interesante ver el enfoque con el que han abordado el tema diferen...
This will be short. I'm not a fan of short stories mainly because they don't give the author time to get into the meat of the story or give much background information. So, if it's a story that belongs to a book series, you go into the story blind. That said, I loved every story in this book. I started reading it at 12 am (so glad I'm retired) and I kept telling myself "I'll just read one more story". But one story led to the next story then the next story and before I knew it the sun was coming...
I know this is an older book but I just finished reading it because cinematic history or not, I'm open to reading vampire fiction. However, I'm also picky about what I like. Of the 19 stories in this anthology, I loved five pieces (by Dee, Graham, Lochte, Watt-Evans, and Rusch) but disliked only one of them (whose author's name I won't list because I think that is a mean thing to do). Seven stories were good quality, making me thinking and engaging. That left six that were just meh to me in term...
The stories were all stylistically different, made it feel less repetitive. I liked that not all of them were actually about Dracula himself, which some people didn't. I liked some stories a lot, but others were just okay.
Was an okay set of short stories. Was thinking it was going to be more about Dracula in particular, but only half the stories covered that character. A couple of good stories, a few really bad ones. Some of them were in extremely bad taste. Not upset that I read it.
Not that great. A few of the stories are good, but I don't think any are 5 star. A couple of the stories rate 2 stars. I'm not that big a fan of vampires, which means the book starts out in the hole for me.It was in my briefcase for a long time, which informs the rating process.
A wildly uneven collection of vampire short stories, with about half good, half tacky, in my opinion.
Many new stories based on Dracula. Most were quite good: The Vampire Hn His Closet and The Contagion were exceptional. A few were an absolute waste. Great introduction!
A few decent stories and lots of very "meh" stories.
A wonderful collaboration of authors with a good story to tell! Great compendium for those who love the undead. :)
A decent collection of vampire stories. Interesting variations on the theme
A hit and miss affair, some of the stories are downright corny while there are a few gems there is quite a bit of dross. Worth reading if you are a fan of Dracula.
I really enjoyed this collection of vampire short stories. They were unique and well-written and whilst most were written in 1991, not too dated. Enjoyable read, especially at Halloween.
An ok collection of stories. Some good, some not so much. Not on my list to read again.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read...
Certains aimeront sûrement. Personnellement, aucun de ces textes ne m’a vraiment emballée. Certaines s’inspirant d’événements proches dans le temps au moment de l’écriture, d’autres préférant explorer la branche cinématographique, rien, durant ma lecture, ne m’a fait frissonner ou m’interroger. Ce n’est pas mal écrit, loin de là, chaque auteur à un style agréable à la lecture, mais ce que chacun raconte ne m’a pas impressionnée au point de me laisser un souvenir impérissable. J’ai ressenti chaqu...
Good, but not great, anthology. Nice diversity, considering all the stories were based around one theme. Kevin Anderson's story, featuring Bela Lugosi was a favorite.Several of the stories felt like intros to bigger stories and there were a couple that ignored the 'Dracula' in the title and just had a story with a vampire in it, or thought if a character mentions Dracula that counts.Gotta say how sad I am that one of the worst stories in this volume was by one of my favorite writers.
I am fascinated by the folklore & history surrounding Dracula. I lived reading this compilation of short stories. They weren't ALL great - but what I enjoyed most was the variety and this different points of view on the stories. If you're a Dracula fan - you'll enjoy this.
I very much enjoyed this collection, not much liking most horror and not having expected much when I opened it. Many of the stories are quite contemporary with topics such as the vampiric response to HIV-AIDS.
For something named, The Ultimate Dracula, there weren't as many stories dealing with Dracula as I'd have thought. The last story by Kristine Kathryn Rusch was really good. I'd give that 4 stars. Although, it as well didn't have anything Dracula related, just vampires.
I anticipated not really liking any of the stories in this book but was pleasantly surprised. I even giggled with a few. I would totally check out some of these authors based off of their short stories in this book.
Il y a de très bonnes petites histoires, mais il y en a des très étranges. C'est tout de même un bon recueil de nouvelles en hommage du plus grand vampire de la littérature.
If you like short stories and people taking a new view of a subject then this is a good book. I enjoyed a few of the stories but overall was not pleased. Not recommended
It was interesting to read several short stories about Dracula and the versions writers experiment with. It was a good read.