THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA
Author: Roderick Anscombe
Genre: Fiction; Horror/Thriller
First Published: 1994
Price: **thrifted** PHP 50.00/$1.17
At 409 pages long, Roderick Anscombe’s The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula manages to be superfluous and anemic at the same time.
Plot-wise, the book is actually pretty promising. Instead of giving us the traditional monster or the overused charming bloodsucker, Anscombe offers a bumbling and naïve character as his protagonist. The novel, which reads like the main character’s journal, lets the reader delve into the character’s innermost thoughts. We see our unlikely monster spiral into madness until he loses all humanity and becomes the bloodthirsty killer we all know and love.