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Weekend Open Thread!

Written on: February 28th, 2009 by: in News

Use the comments to let us know what great new books and movies you hear about or see this weekend, or talk about books you are reading.
I just finished Drood, the new book by Dan Simmons. He’s an outstanding author who can write in all kinds of different genres- from his science fiction series Hyperion and Ilium to historical thrillers like this newest book, which is a psychological thriller featuring Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins is protagonists locked in a conflict with a perhaps imaginary foe, the sinister mesmerist Edwin Drood. Simmons does a tremendous job bringing the reeking slums of Victorian London to life. I highly recommend Simmons’ previous novel, The Terror, another historical novel combining the story of the doomed Franklin expedition to seek the North-West Passage with terrifying supernatural elements. It was one of the best books I’ve read in years.