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Oct. 7th, 2009

Bram Stoker's Dracula... is it a YA/children's book?! That's the only place my library is listing it.

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yukinoomoni
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
I saw that when I worked at a bookstore, too, only to have them come back with crossed eyes and curled lips while declaring "THIS IS NOT VAMPIRE-Y."

Oh, Meyer, what have you done.
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jawastew
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
No, it's not. Is it a YA or Children's version? Sometimes they "abridge" books like that for younger audiences. If not, that's kind of odd.
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
They have 3-4 different versions in the children's department, but not a one in the adult department. :P My library is so frustrating!! That's what I get for living in a small city. :P
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muse_books
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Good grief!!

No it is a classic novel, though Puffin did do a YA edition.

I did first read it when I was in my teens and anything with a pulse or not in Drac's case) seems to get the YA label these days.

Edited at 2009-10-07 05:10 pm (UTC)
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figured being a classic, that surely they'd have a copy in the adult fiction department. I triple checked, but to no avail. :P
admnaismith
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)

Weird choices.

In my local library, all of Discworld is shelved in YA.
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't read those, yet, but I hear they're good.
sketchingbecca
Oct. 7th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
Heck no. I'm 18, and I just finished it. There is a bit of violence, but I'd say the challenging style is a bigger issue than content. The original is written at a pretty high level for YA. It's definitely not a children's book, though.
herbpixie
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
It's been a long time since I've read it, but, content-wise, isn't there an orgy scene? Or is it just kind of implied?
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deathjoy
Oct. 7th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I've always seen it in the general lit. section.
herbpixie
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, egads, NO!!! Definitely not a children's book. I was a horror fiction fan as a kid, and I read it when I was 16 or so. It still scared the crap out of me.
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Sounds like just what I'm looking for! lol :)
diguiii
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Definitly not. But is a funny thing you are asking because when I went to the library to ask if they had it they said it was on the children section, too! As well as the Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
How strange!
clair_de_lune92
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
No no. most definitely not a children's book.
friggasgirl
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Um. No.
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unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
LOL Love your icon!!!

I was using the online catalogue. I'm going to call in, and see if I can't get better assistance.
phantomminuet
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I would say no, but it is fairly tame, compared to some of the hyper-violent and bloody vampire fiction that is out there now. But I would think the themes are a little too adult for school-age kids, other than some older teenagers.

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unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Who wrote the sequel? Do you know what it's called?
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count_fenring
Oct. 8th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Maaaan....
One time, I was in the YA section of Selby Library in Sarasota(that being where most graphic novels were kept), and there, on the shelf, was Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.

Cold Victorian pornography, as sure as I am typing this right now.

Shelving errors happen, but sometimes, they HELLA happen.
cweb
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Re: Maaaan....
Fanny Hill in YA??!! Oopsie!!
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danithilette
Oct. 8th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
I actually laughed out loud when I read this..Maybe they put it there because teens may read it for lit class.
unfettrdphoenix
Oct. 8th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
LOL I thought it was crazy, too. I hadn't thought about it being in YA due to reading it for lit class. Hmmm...
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