Given this was written in 1897 I was a bit apprehensive about the ease of reading and the writing style. I shouldn't have been concerned!
It is an addictive read presented as dairy entries of the main characters which means all the characters come to life (no pun intended!) and you get a number of different perceptions to the events occurring. It is dark, creepy and emotional. Dracula is definitely an ‘old school’ vampire read – loved it.