Drood

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In 1865 Charles Dickens, the world's most famous writer, narrowly escapes death in the Staplehurst Rail Disaster. He will never be the same again. A public hero for rescuing survivors, he slowly descends into madness as he hunts the individual he be…

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    Om Drood

    In 1865 Charles Dickens, the world's most famous writer, narrowly escapes death in the Staplehurst Rail Disaster. He will never be the same again. A public hero for rescuing survivors, he slowly descends into madness as he hunts the individual he believes to be responsible for the carnage: a spectral figure known only as Drood. His best friend, Wilkie Collins, is enlisted for the pursuit. Together they venture into Undertown, the shadowy, lawless web of crypts and catacombs beneath London. Here Drood is rumoured to hold sway over a legion of brainwashed followers. But as Wilkie spirals ever further into opium addiction and jealousy of the more successful novelist, he must face a terrifying possibility: is Charles Dickens really capable of murder?

    'A manic energy that compels shock and awe' Independent. 'Peopled by characters worthy of Dickens novel .... a fascinating book that adds to the speculative writings about the Victorian author's last and unfinished work. A must-read for all Dickens and Wilkie Collins admirers' Daily Mail. 'I am in awe of Dan Simmons' Stephen King. 'A rich and strange book... the pages fly by' Daily Telegraph. 'A dazzling journey through a crooked, gaslit labyrinth and a tenebrous portraiture of the tortured minotaurs that dwell within. Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge - the abyss' Guillermo del Toro, film director. 'Readers will race through the pages, drawn by the intricate plot and the proliferation of intriguing psychological puzzles' Publishers Weekly.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    DRM
    Filformat
    EPUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2009
    Forlag
    Quercus Publishing
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781849163484

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