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Dickens clearly left it half written on purpose.... Mats imaginary friend Send a noteboard - 06/06/2010 04:08:54 AM
First you should know that The Mystery of Edwin Drood was Charles Dickens' last novel. It was left only half finished at his death, and no one knows how it was supposed to end. Simmons is not the first to find inspiration in this state of events. He is not even the first to write his own mystery story with Dickens' novel figuring somewhere at the centre. But he is the first that I know of to make his mystery so completely over the top.


He left it half written so that it would be the greatest "mystery" novel, in the truest sense of the word, for all time.
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/Other Literature: Drood by Dan Simmons - 02/06/2010 10:47:13 PM 4935 Views
I'm about 200 pages in and I've found the first thing that really annoys me: - 02/06/2010 11:15:33 PM 1399 Views
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Suspect I am getting there. - 03/06/2010 11:49:16 PM 1258 Views
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Link me, please? - 02/06/2010 11:31:01 PM 1293 Views
Sure. - 02/06/2010 11:46:32 PM 1660 Views
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Have now finished it. - 04/06/2010 04:30:48 PM 1241 Views
*spoiler* - 04/06/2010 04:32:19 PM 1313 Views
Dickens clearly left it half written on purpose.... - 06/06/2010 04:08:54 AM 1297 Views
You are not the first to suggest that - 06/06/2010 10:32:45 AM 1224 Views

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