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Kupfer, Allen Conrad. The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Forge: Tor. 2004. c.208p. ISBN 0-765-31011-2. $19.95. F
Kupfer (film & literature studies, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY) draws on fragments of a journal he inherited from his grandfather to cobble together this semi-autobiographical novel. In it, English professor Allen Kupfer finds an old diary hidden in his late grandmother's attic. When he spies the name of Abraham Van Helsing, he immediately recognizes it as that of the vampire hunter from Brain Stoker's classic novel, Dracula. As he reads the journal, with its intriguing pen and ink drawings and margin notations by Daniel …