So I decided to post on-going thoughts when I’m starting a book or in the middle of one. Sometimes those are more pertinent than whatever I remember by the time I finish it. I’m looking at this like a diary, a kind-of writing exercise cause I’m not at the point where people follow my posts 😉
Drood! I bought this book over a year ago but couldn’t get into it. Picking it up again, desperate to read something, to my surprise it’s flowing nicely!
I find that sometimes I am in a genre groove and can’t get out of it, nothing else will suffice. I suppose I bought this while I was reading The Sword of Truth series or something. Fantasy does not mix with Dickens. Anyways, I found out that the mysterious events surrounding the premise of this book: a strange man and a deadly train crash, Dicken’s own obsession and death within five years of the event were all true! Game on, I love reading this kind of stuff. Plus the author, Dan Simmons wrote another awesome book. Sadly I did not write a review and I’d probably need to read it again. The ending was weird. I like arctic or Sahara expedition tragedy stuff and ‘The Terror’ was pretty good. Check it out.
Update 3/2/14 I eventually caved and put Drood in the to-go pile for the bookstore. I took a break and came back to it no less than three times, and for about a week I persevered in reading it each time I wanted to pick up a book, but I could never make it past about 25 pages at a time which is stupendously unusual for me. I really wanted to like it, but it went ON and ON and never went anywhere. I cannot conceive of making it even halfway through it, and Dickens is a bit of a jerk on top of it. It did however interest me in the real mystery and in Dickens real life…whereso after reading wikipedia for a bit I also concluded Dickens was a jerk. Such a shame. I’ll write a review on The Terror eventually instead!