Friday, February 27, 2009

"DROOD" on the Early Bird Blog Tour

**Sorry for the delay..for some reason this Blog should have come out at 5am...but now home from work and somehow time changed to this evening at 839pm?? haha..well..its here now!! **

Book description from Hachette Book Group:
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.

Go HERE to hear audio and video clips for "Drood"

Early Bird Blog Tour presents..... "Drood" by Dan Simmons

If you are in to Charles Dickens, 800 page books and love historical events....then this book is for YOU!! With Victorian London as a backdrop, you will be taken away to the mystery of finding "Drood" by Dickens and his 'friend' Collins.

I was hoping to really get in to this book, but the length, for me, was just too long. I read about 200 pages and it just didn't grab me. I skimmed through the rest of the book and read the ending, but it isn't the same as reading the whole book. I don't like making a 'review' of a book that I don't read all of it. I will say you should at least give it a try! Everyone has different opinions of what books they do and don't enjoy. I have read many great reviews for this book and am sure many of you out there will love it. "One opinion should not make your decision on whether a book is good or bad..that decision is yours!"

Check out the other blog sites that are on the tour and see what they have to say about the book too!!!

Enjoy the tour!! Thanks to Hachette Book Group and Miriam!!!



Shelly B said...

I love that you were honest. It was pretty heavy for me too!

bermudaonion said...

I'm sorry this one didn't work for you.

kalea_kane said...

Glad for your honest review. It sounds like you gave it a good shot. :) I have read many...I think I am still DYING to get it. :) Have a great day!


Luanne said...

Not every book is for everyone. Appreciate your honesty!

April said...

I can understand the intimidation of the length. I felt the say way, but was lucky enough to have it grab me and really enjoyed it. Your honesty is wonderful and it is so true that everyone likes different things - otherwise the world would be a pretty boring place!

drey said...

Love the honesty, =)