So I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula and enjoying it tremendously, not really having had any idea what it would be like. The format is fun, the prose is great, and I love the fact that I'm only partway through the book and everything I already thought myself to have known about the story is already done with, so that the rest of the plot will be a surprise to me. But can anything really top this line that I read today? I think not:
"Doctor, you don't know what it is to doubt everything, even yourself. No, you don't, you couldn't with eyebrows like yours."
PS If you're an Israeli folkdancer, this will doubtless put you in mind of a certain famous choreographer. He is not generally how I imagined Van Helsing to look, and I'm trying to keep his image out of my mind for the rest of the book, but it is pretty funny, isn't it?
PPS It's always "Bram Stoker's Dracula" since the movie, eh? Why didn't I just write "Dracula, by Bram Stoker", like I would have done about any other book?