A review by happentobeshort
Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories by Michael Sims


Just when I thought I had already scoped out all the good books in my uni library, a new one pokes out it's spine at me and makes me drop whatever I'm reading to read it instead. I am a big baby when it comes to scary movies. They just get to me in ways I can't shake. But strangely enough I love gothic fiction???? It does spook me at times but it just doesn't frighten me in the way The Ring did. This was such a lovely collection of vampire stories both pre and post Bram Stoker. Even with a couple hella gay ones thrown in. Sims always introduces each story with a bit of background to give it context so you can understand them a bit better. Which as a person who's never studied literature, I really appreciated. Definitely a book I might want to buy for my own collection one day.