Drood - Dan Simmons Reviews
Description:ISBN 0316007021 / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Dan Simmons / Edition: 1 / Hardcover / 784 Pages / Book is published 2009-02-09 by ... more
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by - written on 03/01/12, updated on 04/01/12 (Very useful, 16 readings)
Charles Dickens Took One Last Secret To His Grave... Simmon's has cleverly used a genre of fr-iction in his latest novel, which is half fact and half fiction. The novel is set in London during the Victorian era which we so widely associate with Charles Dickens and the potrayal of society that Dickens created. However, Simmons uncovers a side to Dickens that is not so widely known and creates his own fictional spin on the events towards the end of Dickens' life. The novel is narrated by Wilkie Collins, another famous author of the 1800s, a close friend and contemporary of Charles Dickens. Dickens often edited and represented Collin's work in his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/06/10 (Very useful, 34 readings)
Hot on the heels of his success with The Terror, Dan Simmons presents this Gothic Victorian tale all about the final years of Charles Dickens' life and the eternal enigma surrounding the writer's famously unfinished novel, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. Fellow writer Wilkie Collins, our guide to this popular novelist's twilight years and the book's narrator, takes us back to the Staplehurst rail disaster where Dickens nearly lost his life and first meets Drood; a mysterious caped figure who walks among the injured and nearly dead casting some kind of mesmeric spell. Over the next few years, Dickens obsession with Drood grows but he is not the only one determined ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/01/10 (Very useful, 4 readings)
Those familiar with Dan Simmons' previous works such as Hyperion, will enjoy another brilliantly written, exciting but althogether different adventure, not through time and space, but the labyrinthine world of Victorian East-End London and other even darker and more mysterious locations. The story is part-fiction, but based around real-characters and events from the fictional memoirs of author, Wilkie Collins, telling of his relationship with the inimitable Charles Dickens Throughout the novel, Collins wrestles with an uncontrollable opium habit, as well as a ravaging envy of Dickens himself. The main plot revolves around the spectral, half-imagined figure of ... Read the complete review
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