View Full Version : The Book of Renfield, by Tim Lucas

04-25-2006, 05:07 PM
Has anyone read The Book of Renfield (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743243544/)? One reason I picked it up was because the book was written by an author from Cincinnati who is also editor of the magazine Video Watchdog. I've spoken with Lucas by email a few times and picked up his book a few months ago. I'm about 1/4th of the way through right now.

I'd be interested in finding out what others think of it. From what I've read so far, it's written in a style similar to Bram Stoker's Dracula, which I read a few years ago. The Book of Renfield looks at Dracula's story from Renfield's POV (third person) using characters, settings, and situations from Dracula. The story picks up a few years after Dracula was killed, and after Stoker wrote Dracula.

But I'm not finished with it yet. So far I like it a great deal.


(PS, Renfield was the reason I suggested this forum in the first place.)

04-25-2006, 06:07 PM
That sounds really interesting! I'm going look it up I have an amazon.com gift certificate itching to be spent.

11-27-2008, 10:05 AM
oh my god, seriously?

i just played him in a production of dracula and i searched up and down for good material on him. still want to read it though, see if the renfield i created to shroud myself in was closer to what he has, and i still need to read dracula, but can't seem to find a copy.

i still loved being renfield. i knew he was a happy little kid on the inside. (i read the review.)

12-02-2008, 01:27 AM
I liked it all right. There was a really random, unnecessary sex scene and reading the parts at the end which were word for word from Dracula was dull, but it was really interesting.