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Drood
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
A tale inspired by the mysterious final years of Charles Dickens finds the fifty-three-year-old literary master irrevocably changed when a train journey with his mistress ends in violence, an event that prompts the writer's increasing obsession with the London underworld as witnessed by his Salieri-like rival, Wilkie Collins.
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! This is what‘s been helping me lose weight—lots of salads 😊. Accompaniment this pleasant and bright evening: garden salad of spring mix, cherry tomatoes, bella mushrooms, cucumbers, and rotisserie chicken strips, with ranch and parmesan & romano cheeses, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Nute That looks delicious! Salads can be very appetizing depending on what you put in them and it looks like you did this one up nicely. Good eats! 12h
quirkyreader Get ready for some interesting things in Drood. 12h
SassyBookworm Yum!!! Looks delicious!!! 😋 9h
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MrBook
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Looking to get this great clunker done today for tomorrow‘s book club meeting! Finally a nice, comfortable day to sit outside without needing to take a shower afterward, lol.

More importantly, what are YOU reading?!

Ericalambbrown What did you think of that one? I really enjoyed the first half/two-thirds of this and then it just kind of fizzled for me. I read it when it came out and I remember struggling to finish it. 18h
kathedron I picked this up from the library this morning and read the first chapter after lunch. Planning to give it some serious attention this evening. 17h
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MrBook
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Sorry I‘ve been MIA over the last few days! I‘m doing 2 big things: first, getting some projects ready to roll within the next couple months *finally*; second, I‘m working on my book club reads. This is the clunker I need done in a week, and I‘m really enjoying it.

Based on actual biographical events, it explores the still-unsolved mystery of Charles Dickens‘s dark final days, and what came to be the world‘s first great mystery masterpiece! 😁

DivineDiana It‘s a chunkster, but it sounds fascinating! 1w
Ruthiella I really enjoyed this book! It was pretty creepy and satisfying as a fan of both Dickens and Collins.😀 1w
Aloisi_tribe Dan Simmons is one of my favorite authors and Drood was the first book of his that I read. He‘s such a great writer for evoking feeling with his words. If you enjoy Drood, give The Terror a try. His writing about being on board the ship and stuck in the ice make you feel claustrophobic and isolated and terrorized at the same time. 1w
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Atticus6905
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Now this is a full read!! Any Dan Simmons fans? Recommendations??

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karasu13
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Panpan

Life got in the way and it took me months to finish it. I remember flying through the first 200 pages and then it became a slog.

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Maude
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Bailedbailed

I believe this is going to be a bail, I've struggled to get 82 pages in (out of 946 😯) and Bryson has even turned his back :)

DGRachel I agree with Bryson. I tried to read this many moons ago and bailed before 100 pages. 2mo
Maude @DGRachel , it just rambles and even though I know its fiction, it makes me dislike very well liked authors. 2mo
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speljamr
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Today's Thriftbooks #Bookhaul.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice! Drood has been languishing in my TBR for a while 3mo
KathyWheeler I started Un Lun Dun but wasn‘t in the mood for it; lately I‘ve been thinking about revisiting it, so I must be in the mood for it now. 3mo
Fridameetslucy Drood is a good diverting read- I‘m a dickens fan so this held my interest - but I urge you to read dickens Mystery if Edwin Drood first 3mo
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StellaDz
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Pickpick

I feel like a king having finished this! Was it scary? No, not like the author‘s other novels. Was it predominantly about Dickens and Drood? Not really. If I had to describe it (and it‘s difficult to do so), it‘s a story about jealousy, madness, ambition, competition, and how quickly friendship can turn to hate. I can see why people love it or hate it. I loved it. It was a project, but it was amazing.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl Excellent review! 7mo
StellaDz @CoverToCoverGirl thanks! 🙏 7mo
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StellaDz
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Nightly reading view in the book nook. ❤️❤️

Eyelit 💜🐶💜 7mo
Nebklvr What a face! 7mo
StellaDz @Eyelit and @Nebklvr ❤️❤️ 7mo
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StellaDz
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons

My goal this week is to read at least 50 pages each day of this novel. That will bring me to page 500, and then I will have a normal sized book of pages left to finish. 😂 #heftyreads #currentlyreading

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StellaDz
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Well that just says it all, doesn‘t it? #whyweread

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StellaDz
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons

Love reading hefty books and keeping track of my pages on Goodreads. Feeling accomplished that I‘m nearing page 200 of Drood. Goodreads: you‘ve read 19% of the book 😳😳😳 #bookishproblems

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StellaDz
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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1) To read 150 books, including a lot of hefty ones that have been sitting on my shelf (tagged book- almost a decade 😳)
2) Appetizers but this year it was sushi.
3) Batman!!
4) March
5) 🙌🏼 Happy Birthday Jan babies!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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StellaDz
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My next read: this whopper!! The size is as daunting as the cover. #currentlyreading

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Erofan
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"Drood", or Dickens, as the whole book about him. Those who know biography of Dickens know that" the Mystery of Edwin Drood " is the writer's last unfinished novel. It is also known that Dickens was fond of mysticism and hypnosis. The novel is conducted on behalf of Wilkie Collins, also a writer and a close friend of Dickens, who describes the strange and terrible events that happened to a friend and with him.

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EmHoldman
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Sketching of Wilkie Collins‘ hat

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bookish_wookish
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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This sound really good!!! Damn you desk calendar! My TBR is out of control!

MatchlessMarie I have the same one so I know the struggle 😂 2y
bookish_wookish i almost dont want to get the 2018 one lol @MatchlessMarie 2y
SilversReviews I don't think you are alone. :) My TBR is crazy. 2y
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Aloisi_tribe Drood is 👍👍👍👍👍. Dan Simmons is one of my favorite authors and Drood is my favorite of his books. 2y
bookish_wookish i dont think ive ever read anything by him @Aloisi_tribe 2y
ApoptyGina69 I loved this book!! 2y
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annamatopoetry
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Book tagged if I have to pick a novel and one that actually freaked me out.
#boobooks

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Joshsandaker
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons

I'm listening to this on audio, and I've been reading a lot of comics, but have no current read. I've read one novel since finishing 'the Dark Tower' series but haven't been able to pick another. I usually avoid recommendations since I've got more than enough to read for one lifetime already, but I'm curious what people might say. Looking for fiction, preferably dark, but other than that give me a rec!

StaceyKondla I loved Drood! I would recommend The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch. It is dark and weird and wonderful and should not be classified as YA. It's a duology and you will want to read both of them 😉 2y
Joshsandaker I've never heard of this, and just looking it up sounds very interesting. It's nice finding books that are in my wheelhouse but aren't on my radar, which I find increasingly difficult. Thanks. 2y
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Melwilk
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For both of these, I #didntlikebutstillfinished them. I made my family miserable during both of them, because I complained so much. My husband begged me to get rid of both of them. He kept pointing to my TBR shelf and begging me to move on, but I persisted for both. I can at least appreciate Jane Eyre. I know it is a well-loved classic. Drood was just long and terrible. #marchintoreading

Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 2y
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khooliha
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#RiotGrams Day 27 - Doorstoppers? In my tbr? Nah...

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vivastory
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#fortheloveoffonts
Title in cursive is always a memorable & unique approach.

Faibka I agree, I've always wanted to study calligraphy 3y
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Joybishoptx
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Oh my gosh I could not finish this. I'm not sure why. I pretended I did for my best friend who loved it. Still not out about that but he's not on Litsy. #readjanuary #dnf

MicheleinPhilly "Still not out about that" ???? 3y
Bookladylinda HeeHee!!!! 3y
TrishB Lol 👍 3y
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Redwritinghood I liked this one but couldn't finish it either. It was soooo long 3y
mklong I liked this one at first but eventually gave up too! I read one review that said it felt like listening to a continuous scream. That's about the size of it. 3y
Joybishoptx @Redwritinghood I remember just staring at it. I just couldn't engage 3y
Joybishoptx @mklong that's an excellent description 3y
Melwilk I trudged through this book, hating every minute of it. I laughed out loud when I saw this post, because my family had to listen to me bitch the entire time I read this book 😂 3y
Joybishoptx @Melwilk i don't know why my best friend liked it so much. 3y
DGRachel I DNF this one, either. I had high hopes, but it just seemed to drag and I left it in the trunk of my car for months, forgotten. 😳 3y
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BobbiDrake
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
Bailedbailed

2 chapters. I couldn't.

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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One of my favorite scary reads! #allhallowsread #scaryread #creepycover

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TheJessWall
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Panpan

Well-researched, technically well-written, but the suspense suffers greatly with all the meandering (771 pages isn't unheard of, but there isn't quite enough plot to fill them). It's all a bit joyless and nasty, and London is apparently crammed full of jerks.
However, there is a man with no eyelids, if that waves your flag at all.
#hallowreads #HalloweenHorror #spooktober #generalnastiness

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TheJessWall
Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons

"Gravediggers had to leap up and down on new corpses, often sinking to their hips in rotting flesh, just to force the reluctant new residents down into their shallow graves, these new corpses joining the solid humus of festering and overcrowded layers of rotting bodies below."
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#booksnottobereadatthedinnertable #Hallowreads #spooktober #HalloweenHorror

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List_addict
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The only plus side is an extra hour of reading a day!

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ApoptyGina69
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I picked this up at first for the spooky cover, then read all the accolades on the back and front. Off I went and it was a great read! I'm reminding myself now to pick up another Simmons soon. #impulsebuy, #augustphotochallenge

quirkyreader I loved this book. It gave me more of an appreciation for Wilkie Collins. 3y
RealLifeReading Sorry to say this but it was just way too long a book for me. I solidly DNFed it 3y
StaceyKondla I absolutely LOVED this one!!! It was my best book of the year when it came out - and I'm a total Dan Simmons fan girl. I hope you enjoy it! 3y
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