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Bram Stoker – Snowbound | Review

Title: Snowbound

Author: Bram Stoker

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 160

Rating: 6/10

 

Bram Stoker - Snowbound

Bram Stoker – Snowbound

 

Snowbound is a rare but intriguing example of Bram Stoker’s work, a book that’s influenced by his many years in the service of renowned actor Sir Henry Irving. In it, a party of travelling actors are caught in the snow in rural Scotland, and they tell each other stories to while away the hours.

Ostensibly a short story collection, Snowbound draws on Stoker’s rich set of experiences in the theatre, and some of the characters are no doubt influenced by real individuals.

Stoker tries to make them seem more authentic by writing their dialogue phonetically, including Scottish, Cockney and American accents, but this actually draws away from the plot – it can be so hard to translate that half of the time you have no idea what they’re talking about. Thank goodness for footnotes, that’s all I’m saying – he makes Irvine Welsh characters look literate!

 

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

 

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