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Sealed for 125 years, a secret manuscript by Charles Dickens' friend and some-time collaborator Wilkie Collins, reveals the dark secret that obsessed ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.600

Foggy Victorian England At Its Best

by BobReviews on Nov 27, 2012

It is hard to empathize with main character William Wilkie Collins in Dan Simmons ?Drood?. But that is the author?s point. Set in the mid-to-late 1800s in Victorian England, and told in an autobiographical style, this is a tale of envy, snobbery, and horror. Wilkie Collins was a colleague of Charles ... More

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Deliciously dark read.

by Penny P on Aug 26, 2010

Being a lover of Dickens and Collins, it was great to read a fiction about them. I really enjoyed the dark side of this book, murder, betrayal, jealousy, it had it all. If you enjoy the seamier side of 'Dickens London', you will love this. Dan Simmons descriptions of the poor and criminal classes are ... More


The Best Book of 2009!

by dennishenley on Dec 26, 2009

This tale, "penned" by Wilkie Collins, recounts the last few yers of Dickens' life. Like a newly discovered Sherlock Holmes story, the Drood manuscript has been withheld from publication until many years in the future so that the involved parties will have shuffled off the mortal coil. It starts with ... More


Delightful for Dickens fans

by engtchr on Jun 21, 2009

Drood is dark, disturbing, and detailed to the extreme, but it is also an absolute delight for any lover of Dickens' writing. The accuracy of the biographical information on Charles Dickens was much appreciated, as well as some little known anecdotes that the author included. This book is an entryway ... More


A delightful book about books and quirky authors

by Alissa on May 28, 2009

Drood is one of those wonderful books about books, this one full of all sorts of real life literary characters as well as some wonderfully ghoulish characters roaming the streets of a foggy, creepy nineteenth century London. Listening to this audio was fun, but something tells me this would be even ... More

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