Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dracula vs. the Real Estate Agents

And now for something completly different...
I've always wondered: is Bram Stoker's Dracula very popular among real estate agents? It features a villain/pawn (Renfield) who is a real estate agent and a semi-hero (Jonathan Harker) who is also a real estate agent, and the axis of the story is a real estate deal (the purchase of Carfax Abbey.)
Of course, the story also includes high-tech innovations (much of the story is in the form of blog entri- er, diaries, some of them kept on wax recording cylinders) and a very strong female hero (Winona Ryder barely scratched the surface of Mina Murray's character in her portrayal). But really, I'm just wondering if real estate agents get excited about seeing their profession portrayed in a major work of fiction. Besides this, David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross and the 1989 - 1990 sitcom Open House, are there many works of fiction with real estate agents as the main characters?

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