Everybody knows that “Count Dracula” does not really exist. But according to author Brian Ripley, Dracula DOES exist. Taking years to come to terms with his absolutely terrifying Dracula experience, Ripley says that Dracula did not harm him, and he does not wish any harm to come to Dracula. He believes Dracula is a very vulnerable being and may be helpless in today’s world, because many would wish Dracula be destroyed. Ripley has no compassion for the village in Kent whose inhabitants will financially benefit when they discover the truth of what lurks in their churchyard. Imagine the world’s media descending on this small Kent village, or even worse, searching for Dracula’s day-time resting place, as they would surely do. Ripley is concerned for Dracula, but hopefully Dracula will rise to the occasion, adapt, and overcome any “death-threatening” situations. Read Dracula, but close all your windows first.