I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
This is a really fun romp through a salad of Victorian literature references.
Hey, Sigmund Freud, nice to meetcha.
Oh, hello Carmilla!
Is the Count who I think he is??? Pretty sure I know who to expect.
It may be a big, thick book, but it goes quickly because its fun.