[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4183: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3493)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4185: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3493)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4186: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3493)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4187: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3493)
Ahira's Hangar • View topic - Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09

Ahira's Hangar

David Zindell's Neverness, A Requiem for Homo Sapiens and all things Science Fiction and Fantasy
It is currently Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:13 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:21 pm 
Offline
Lady Scryer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 pm
Posts: 9653
Location: Michigan, USA
I'm still working away on Drood - about halfway done now. It is slow going for me - while I can see the obvious brilliance of Simmons's writing, and his playing with alternate mental realities (the mesmerism and drugs) there is still only so much I can take of the Wilkie Collins POV at a time. He is such an unpleasant person, and such a completely unreliable narrator...wonderfully well written, even though I feel like I am walking through a sewer when I spend time in his mind and voice. :? So I will read a hundred pages or so, take a break for a couple of days, then go back for another round. :lol:

_________________
Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

Image Image Image




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:08 pm 
Offline
Master Pilot

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:28 am
Posts: 220
Location: Joliet, IL, USA
I felt the same way about Collins. It's like going to watch a Dicken's play and having a heckler sitting next to you.

_________________
~~Some may sink but we will float. Grab your coat. Let's get out of here. I'm your witness, you're my Mutineer~~ Warren Zevon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:03 am 
Offline
Lady Scryer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 pm
Posts: 9653
Location: Michigan, USA

_________________
Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

Image Image Image




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:41 pm 
Offline
Lady Scryer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 pm
Posts: 9653
Location: Michigan, USA
I have made it up into the 600's now (out of about 800 pages). Still hating the Wilkie Collins main POV character. :razz: :razz: :razz: I had actually thought about checking one of his novels out of the library to read, but do not think I can stand to now. :lol:

_________________
Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

Image Image Image




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:15 pm 
Offline
Master Pilot

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:28 am
Posts: 220
Location: Joliet, IL, USA
I had the same thought about 1/3rd thru the book and about where you are now, I decided, No way!

_________________
~~Some may sink but we will float. Grab your coat. Let's get out of here. I'm your witness, you're my Mutineer~~ Warren Zevon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:06 pm 
Offline
Lady Scryer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 pm
Posts: 9653
Location: Michigan, USA
Finished up the book this morning. Briallint writing, but man, I do not think I have ever run into a more unlikable main character than Wilkie Collins. Did he have even a single redeeming characteristic or trait? :lol: :lol: Even seen through Collins's drug hazed jealous eyes - Dickens, even with the nasty mess with his wife, at least cared passionately about the well being of children and the poor, and was a much more sympathetic character in general. He even tried to bring out compassion in Collins, as when he took Collins's handkerchief to cover up the faces of those dead abandoned babies. Collins, of course, cared only about Collins... :razz:

_________________
Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

Image Image Image




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:18 pm 
Offline
Master Pilot

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:28 am
Posts: 220
Location: Joliet, IL, USA
SPOILER SPACE for any who have not read it yet.




Left me longing for a story where there really was a Drood battling the police with Dickens fighting on the police side. No Collins though please.

_________________
~~Some may sink but we will float. Grab your coat. Let's get out of here. I'm your witness, you're my Mutineer~~ Warren Zevon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Drood - upcoming historical fiction from Simmons 1/09
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 am 
Offline
Lady Scryer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 pm
Posts: 9653
Location: Michigan, USA
That would be an awesome story. :mrgreen:

_________________
Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

Image Image Image




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group