Dracula's Diary

by Michael Geare and Michael Corby. Beaufort, $10.95. Bram Stoker, it appears, was poorly informed and melodramatically inclined. Count Dracula was actually an amiable young nobleman in discreet control of his dietary problems and ambitious to add an Oxford polish to his education. England, although agreeable in many respects, confronted him with a number of disconcerting oddities. Even his English-based cousins (a trifle déclassé, poor things, but travelers must be content) proved less than reliable. They recommended a certain Dr. Jekyll. This impudent, shamelessly frivolous little novel may be a touch sophomoric, but it is undeniably funny.