Blog Tour for DROOD

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Welcome to this leg of the blog tour for DROOD. Make sure you check out the links to the other blogs participating in the tour below to find out what they are all saying about DROOD.

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by Dan Simmons

Synopsis from Publisher Site: “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 London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?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. "

Audio Excerpts of the Book
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Hardcover: 784 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (February 9, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316007021 ISBN-13: 978-0316007023

The Author Reading From DROOD


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Find out more about DROOD at the author’s website at: http://www.dansimmons.com/

About the AuthorDan_haircut_sm
Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado. For more about Dan check out his full bio here http://www.dansimmons.com/about/bio.htm .

Review

DROOD is a fun book, but it’s not for the faint at heart! At 784 pages it takes some fortitude to finish DROOD. While I really enjoyed the book, it’s not for all readers. It’s written in a style reminiscent of Dickens and so at times the prose is hard to understand. There is a lot of terminology that also might throw readers not used to literature from this “era”. That said, this book is a delight. Simmons manages to wrap a novel around the facts of Dickens’ last years. While at times it seems a bit dry as it goes off on a tangent of historical details, it does eventually benefit the story. Simmons takes us into the creepy underworld of England with Dickens and manages to thrill us as well as give us a hauntingly new visual into the Charles Dickens rarely heard of. I enjoyed this book immensely. While at times I thought it would never end…it was well worth the time and effort (the effort came from trying to lift the book:) put into reading it. Thanks to Dan Simmons for something totally new and original in the writing of this book.

The Author Discussing DROOD


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