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Drood by Dan Simmons

JustJulie, July 11, 2009

I have encouraged friends to read this book, but when they look at the length of it, they balk. Don't let the length turn you away. This is one of the most compelling novels I have read in the past few months (and I read four a month!)

Others have commented on the book here. What I would like to add to their comments is that the story of Drood, while a story of the relationship between Dickens and Collins and a marvelous image of the times these men lived in, the novel seemed to be almost a mirror image of Dickens's decription of his mystery about Edmond Drood. And even at the end of both men's lives, one is still not certain whose image of Drood is the most accurate.

Very entertaining and well worth the read! Now I must go reread Dickens and Collins both.
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