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Books About Dracula and Vampires
Bram Stoker may not have been the first storyteller to weave a tale about the undead, nor the last, but he certainly deserves credit for starting Count Dracula on his long journey to the top of modern pop culture. Since then, Dracula and his vampiric brethren have appeared in hundreds of books and comics by authors from all over the world. Some of them are pure evil, bloodthirsty demons who live only to torment and feed upon unfortunate humans. Others are more altruistic, denying themselves human blood and even managing to find love for mortal people. Some are even cute and cuddly like Bunnicula, the rabbit version who appeared in so many children's books.
Discover the many faces of Dracula
In some books, vampires are little more than mindless zombies without a single thought beyond the satisfaction of their sanguineous hunger. Other writers see them differently; their vampires possess the wisdom and culture of centuries. Lestat and his brethren, for example, are patrons and purveyors of a thousand years' worth of art and human creativity. The exact rules of vampirism vary with different writers: Edward can walk in the daylight, but the vampires of Bon Temps cannot. Dracula wears many faces and answers to many names in the literary world; much like deities, everyone who writes about vampires has his or her own ideas about what the undead are really like.