Title: The Shoulder of Shasta
Author: Bram Stoker
Page Count/Review Word Count: 128
Stoker is back again, and not with Dracula – The Shoulder of Shasta is a simple story of a middle class American girl who starts to fall in love with a cowboy-type amidst the picturesque scenery of Mount Shasta in California.
It has promise, for sure, but there’s just something about the characters that grated on me. They’re just not likable, and while there’s a happy ending for some and a not-so-happy ending for others, in the end I didn’t really care either way.
That said, it’s an interesting short novel, and one that Stoker aficionados should read – just don’t expect another classic piece of literature.