Sensational, beautiful writing. Not too scary, if you compared to Dracula.
I started re-reading this for a project I'm working on and was struck again by what a wonderful story this is. I do so enjoy the over-the-top prose, the Victorian innuendo, and the melodramatic story. The ending isn't quite as satisfying as I'd hope, Carmilla's death seems to be over in an instant, and the lack of personal contact at the end kinda ignores the closeness of the relationship that had been building to that point. Laura should have surely shown a little disbelief that her friend was a monster or that she was killed in such a horrid manner. Still quite possibly the best vampire story ever....Continua