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Not just another Vampire novel,
This review is from: Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula 1) (Paperback)
Given vampires seem to be back in vogue this is a timely republishing of the film reviewer (among other things) Kim Newman's alternative Dracula book.
Similiar to the league of Extraordinary Gentlemen this takes a number of literary characters and brings them together in the same story.
Dracula is the power behind Victorias throne, and Britain is under the spell of Vampires, and the author uses this to retell the Jack the Ripper story.
The book uses the background but doesnt make it overtake the story or become the focal point. Written easily enough to read, and with notes to give you the background of characters that you may not pick up but like any similar book the bigger your liteary knowledge the better.