Please, don't get me wrong. I am far far away from all that vampire madness. I do believe that Dracula has little in common with all the modern stuff that is so popular right now. I mean, a classic is a classic after all.
It's been a long time since I've read a book so tense and intriguing. Sometimes I even imagine what would have been if I hadn't known anything about the plot beforehand. It would have been even a greater experience.
That is the only thing I don't like about classic novels. Almost every time you know a little bit of the plot and this could ruin a surprise. But even if you knew the very ending of Dracula (i don't know it yet, please don't spoil it!), reading the book would still be a great pleasure. I hold my breath at the end of every chapter, hoping all goes well with my favourite characters. I feel like I am behind the back of Mr Jonathan Harker every time he writes in his diary about the mysterious behavior of Count Dracula.
That is how you know a great masterpiece - when you feel like a part of the story. Even if you don't like vampires, you will definitely like the book.