Stoker—242–Next!

Heather

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5 Responses

  1. penny says:

    Very happy to hear Jon is on the mend, yes I hear it in his voice and it is very good to hear. Sending continued good thoughts for a complete and speedy recovery.

    Ehren definitely deserves kudos for the past two episodes..

    As to psuke’s comment of wondering about reading a different book … this is my first pass through Dracula (to the surprise of some) and I’ve not seen any of the movies (to the surprise of none) but I have been rereading other classics and finding I recall a completely different book from my public high school years.

  2. Psuke says:

    One thing I am finding bewildering about this reading (alhough I am loving it -Jon Scholes and Ehren Ziegler and the rest of the cast are fabulous), is the manner in which it differs from the book I *remember* reading oh-so-many years ago. That was much more like the Bela Lugosi movie (at least once Dracula arrived in England, anyway). Dracula was out in society and invited to dinner at people’s homes. He had a strange effect on women, inasmuch as they were both fascinated and repulsed by him…and the men were all very confused by this reaction. Dracula was not perceived as a monster until much further along.

    Does anyone else remember reading a book about Dracula that followed this kind of plotline, or have I seen so many movies it’s effected my memory of what I’ve read? (And yes, I’ve seen quite a few).

  3. Sorcha says:

    Hello!

    Re you query over how “Slough” is pronounced, it’s………”Slough”. i.e.not “slow”. Your second pronunciation was correct. I cant do a better phonetic spelling, cos it always comes back to “Slough”.

    Slough is the place where the original UK version of “The Office” (Ricky Gervias) was set. It’s on the western edges of London (google map link below)–

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=slough&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1452l2559l0l2873l6l4l0l2l2l0l137l500l0.4l6l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=550&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x487663427e9e92a9:0xb16ca352b90b0206,Slough&gl=uk&ei=sHY2T_GOG4LM0QWmwum8Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEsQ8gEwAg

    Because it’s practically surrounded by Motorways, is 10 mins from Heathrow airport and 20 mins train to London, it has a reputation as s a mixture of commuter town and soulless office space that empties at night. I’m sure it’s lovely, however (/sarcasm) Here’s the website for the local Borough (which is pronounced “burrow” for anyone who doesn’t know) Council.

    http://www.slough.gov.uk/contactus/2780.aspx

    Looking at the map, i’ve just realised how close it is to Windsor. Amazing what the presence of one of the Queen’s castles can change attitudes to a place eh?