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'I am in awe of Dan Simmons' Stephen King. 'Readers will race through the pages, drawn by the intricate plot and the proliferation of intriguing psychological puzzles' Publishers Weekly. 'A dazzling journey through a crooked, gaslit labyrinth and a tenebrous portraiture of the tortured minotaurs that dwell within. Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge - the abyss' Guillermo del Toro, film director. 'Peopled by characters worthy of Dickens novel ... a fascinating book that adds to the speculative writings about the Victorian author's last and unfinished work. A must-read for all Dickens and Wilkie Collins admirers' Daily Mail. 'A rich and strange book... the pages fly by' Daily Telegraph. 'A manic energy that compels shock and awe' Independent. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.
I have read much of Dan Simmons' work and have enjoyed it all ... except this. Many times during the reading I wondered if I had picked up a straight history book, which says much... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert Burgess
Dan Simmons has written a compelling enough novel in Drood. The supernatural sequences, the historical backdrop, his prose, and suspense create a very readable book. Read morePublished on July 10 2011 by OpenMind
I often enjoy Dan Simmons' work, but this was a bit of a disappointment.
The story chronicles several years in the lives of the novelists Charles Dickens and Wilkie... Read more
A genuine page-turner in the purest sense, "Drood" takes as its jumping-off point the relationship between Charles Dickens and the Victorian mystery novelist Wilkie Collins,... Read morePublished on July 1 2010 by D. Stover
Dan Simmons is a masterful wordsmith. With "Drood" he has successfully re-created the gothic writing style. His prose is wonderful and flows seamlessly. Read morePublished on April 3 2010 by John M. Macphail
When I finished this book I looked around on the web for reviews. I read those of the professional reviewers and the bloggers and some from non-bloggers as well and I can tell you... Read morePublished on March 4 2010 by Myckyee
A huge book, a huge undertaking, a good bit of time ... it had better be worth it. Well, I finished this book because I started it - I'm kind of rule bound that way. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2010 by Dave and Joe