Dracula is one of the first classic books that I read by choice and truly enjoyed. It’s a small book and was easy to read. I’m not at all sure I buy into some of the literary readings of this book, but to each their own.
What spurred me to read it, when I wasn’t really interested in classics at the time, was my father mentioning that he had read it in high school and enjoyed it. Since my dad doesn’t read much nowadays, I became interested in reading a book that he remembered from his youth.
I can’t say that Dracula made a strong impact on me in any way. It was simply entertaining, and it’s always fun to read classics containing characters that have persisted through to current times.