Drood

by Dan Simmons
Drood - Dan Simmons 7.00   2

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), Brood 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, Brood is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Category: Thriller

Rate this book
Choose a shelf for this book


Release date February 3, 2009
Details updated August 15, 2022
Other books by Dan Simmons
Omega Canyon 8.00   4
This Year's Class Picture N/A
The Fifth Heart N/A
The Abominable 2.50   2
The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz N/A
Flashback 6.96   24
Black Hills 8.00   1

Community Reviews & Rates

Teemu Mattila
Teemu Mattila
115 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
February 26, 2013
Gave 4 / 10 rating to this book
Peter
Peter
142 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
January 5, 2013
Gave 10 / 10 rating to this book