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message 1: by Kasia (new)

Kasia You're reading 2 Dan Simmons books at once? Is he that good? Drood's been on my TBR for a while now, but I've been pushing it back...


message 2: by Kemper (last edited Mar 06, 2010 10:32AM) (new)

Kemper I'm a big Simmons fan, but this was kind of an accident. I got Drood for Xmas. Then I was looking for a new audio book for driving/work time and saw that he had Black Hils out so I downloaded it. Finished my last book and realized that I'd finally cleared my library pile to he point where I'd promised myself I'd start Drood. I blame Simmons for writing so damn much...


message 3: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Yeah it's lengthy, but with some books that's a good thing.

And hey, fun review!


message 4: by Lori (new)

Lori Haha, yes, great review!


message 5: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Kasia wrote: "Yeah it's lengthy, but with some books that's a good thing.

And hey, fun review!"


It was long but very good. Black Hills has been really interesting so far, too.


message 6: by Momoselli (new)

Momoselli Oh Kemper, too classy. "Hello, Dear Readers. Wilkie Collins here." LOVED it. Very nicely done. (I really like Wilkie telling the tale, too.)


message 7: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Momoselli wrote: "Oh Kemper, too classy. "Hello, Dear Readers. Wilkie Collins here." LOVED it. Very nicely done. (I really like Wilkie telling the tale, too.)"

Thanks! I don't get called 'classy' very often.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I've hit on 2 of your reviews tonight searching for my next book victims. Thanks for the free entertainment.


message 9: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Lisa wrote: "I've hit on 2 of your reviews tonight searching for my next book victims. Thanks for the free entertainment."

I hope you found something useful in the midst of all my blatherings.


message 10: by Erssie (new)

Erssie Despite you stating that you are indeed the author of this newly surfaced tale, and that Dan Simmons is falsely claiming authorship, I hate to inform you that I feel that Dan Simmons could indeed be the true writer of this account.

It pops out when he uses words like 'yard', 'sidewalk', 'gotten' when in fact, we know that our Dear true Wilkie, would have referred to these items as garden, pavement and not used the word 'gotten' at all. if it is paved, square, and is at the back of a builder's merchants then dear Dickens's land would indeed have been described as a yard, but as it was at the front, had trees grass and greenery I am pretty sure it was a garden.


message 11: by Robert (new)

Robert And the morphine derivitives may have had something to do with the Other Wilkie, the Green Woman, Drood and The Entity, but not everything - unless you think Wilkie was lying when he said some of them had been around all his life.


message 12: by Kemper (last edited Jul 11, 2012 07:56AM) (new)

Kemper You'll have to take up all these questions with Wilkie. I just posted it for him since he's not very internet savvy because he's from the 1800s. And also dead....


message 13: by Robert (new)

Robert Hmmmm...how much by way of morphine derivatives have you been using? ;-)


message 14: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Just enough to make the voices stop...


message 15: by Robert (new)

Robert giggles


message 16: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Robert wrote: "giggles"

And so today I had to take a drug test for work. Seriously. The day after we're joking about me being on morphine on here, I get an email telling me I gotta go pee in a cup. I think my bosses are reading this thing. (Actually, they're testing everyone because we got moved to a differnt division and they're treating us all like new employees but it's still pretty funny.)


message 17: by Gary (last edited Feb 09, 2011 04:41PM) (new)

Gary I thought this book was totally great, totally engrossing, totally interesting....now speaking of wilkie collins ...anyone read his book THE WOMAN IN WHITE? I hear it's very good. Opinions??

I have a couple other Dan Simmons books lying around that I need to read. And I will! I liked Drood that much! THE TERROR is next on my list of his to read!


message 18: by Kemper (new)

Kemper I haven't read any of Wilkie Collins books. I knew nothing about him other than his name before reading this.


message 19: by Stacey (new)

Stacey To Gary, yes, Woman in White is one of my all-time favs, also Moonstone. Both worth reading.


message 20: by Robert (new)

Robert It's kinda depressing that employees are drug tested...


message 21: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Robert wrote: "It's kinda depressing that employees are drug tested..."

It really interferes with my crank habit.


message 22: by Erssie (new)

Erssie .anyone read his book THE WOMAN IN WHITE? I hear it's very good. Opinions??

I have read quite a feew Wilkie Collins books.
I would say that my fave, and his masterpiece, is actually The Moonstone (which contains the sergeant which he based on the real life Inspector).
The Woman in White is also good.

At the time that he wrote these, the idea of a crime mystery novel and the investigation of real life crimes by the use of detection and deduction was a fairly novel idea.


message 23: by Erssie (new)

Erssie Kemper wrote: "Robert wrote: "giggles"

And so today I had to take a drug test for work. Seriously. The day after we're joking about me being on morphine on here, I get an email telling me I gotta go pee in a..."


God, I would fail that test right away...and so would most of my friends...how awful.
Do they allow for drugs and medical conditions then?
Most of mine are prescribed and the rest is over the counter cos my doc is too mean to prescribe them for reduced price on the practice's bill.


message 24: by Henrik (new)

Henrik Good review.
You raised some intresting points about Wilkie, that I haven't yet realised myself.


message 25: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I was just recommended this book and saw your review. amazing. thank you for sharing!! love it. the review that is. I have read the book yet but I'm excited to now!


message 26: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Lisa wrote: "I was just recommended this book and saw your review. amazing. thank you for sharing!! love it. the review that is. I have read the book yet but I'm excited to now!"

Thanks! I hope you like it.


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