New PDF release: Drood

By Dan Simmons

ISBN-10: 0316040681

ISBN-13: 9780316040686

On June nine, 1865, whereas touring by way of educate to London along with his mystery mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the peak of his powers and recognition, the main well-known and profitable novelist on the earth and maybe within the background of the world--hurtled right into a catastrophe that modified his lifestyles eternally.

Did Dickens start dwelling a gloomy double lifestyles after the twist of fate? have been his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, homicide, opium dens, using lime pits to dissolve our bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere study . . . or anything extra terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons attracts impeccably from historical past to create a gloriously enticing and terrifying narrative. in accordance with the old info of Charles Dickens's lifestyles and narrated by way of Wilkie Collins (Dickens's good friend, widespread collaborator, and Salieri-style mystery rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the well-known author's final years and will give you the key to Dickens's ultimate, unfinished paintings: The secret of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and totally unique, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his strong most sensible.

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For a few seconds I tried to comply, just to humour the Inimitable. It was obvious that he was seeking distraction from the terrors of his recent accident. I focused on the swinging watch. I listened to Dickens’s droning voice. In truth, the heavy warmth of the closed room, the lowered lights, the single gleam of gold swinging back and forth, but mostly the amount of laudanum I had taken that morning, lured me—for the briefest of instants—into the briefest state of fuzzy-headedness. If I would have allowed myself to, I might have fallen asleep then, if not into the mesmeric trance that Dickens would have so loved to induce in me.

There was something sinister afoot there, my dear Wilkie. I am sure of it. ” “Yes,” rasped Dickens in that stranger’s voice, lowering his chin into his collars. ” I sat back in shock. “Dear God. ” For the first time I wondered if the accident had mentally unhinged my famous friend. It was true that during his narration of the accident, I’d held serious doubts about the description and even the actual existence of this “Drood”—the man seemed more a character out of a sensationalist novel than any human reality that could be encountered on the tidal train from Folkestone—but I had ascribed that possibility of hallucination to the same sense of shock and disorientation that had robbed Dickens of his voice.

There was only the pale arm ending in the bloodless and tightly curled and now motionless fingers. Without another word, Dr Morris turned and walked away, joining other rescuers milling around other victims. Dickens got to his feet, blinked, licked his lips, and reached for his flask of brandy. It tasted of copper. He realised that it was empty and that he was tasting only the blood left on it from some of the victims to whom he had offered it. He looked around and around for his top hat and then saw that he was wearing it.

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