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Drood is in the house!Full Description:
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.
Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of
Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.
Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.
Drood is an outstanding book that reads like classic literature. The book is fascinating with a rich and interesting point of view. Wilkie Collins, colleague, acquaintance, and friend of Charles Dickens is telling this story. The book is nothing short of a masterpiece in storytelling. There is jaw dropping action as well and very detailed historical references. It is a rich, graphic mystery involving Drood. I can't go into detail about this character without spoiling.
From the rich London settings, to the depths of the underground Opium dens and crypts, the book has all the rich elements of outstanding historical fiction. Even though it reads like a fantastic fictional story, it is easy to get lost in the story and think one is reading NON FICTION. The writing is so believable that we actually think we are reading a first hand account of this whole incident. It is a truly unique tale. It is oh so haunting.. think graveyards, crypts, bugs, the underground dwellers and murder!
I think we will be talking about Drood in this house for a long time to come. Tomorrow we can check in to see what my son Gary has to say about the book.
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