Last year, I had the good fortune to read Black Hills by Dan Simmons and was so thoroughly impressed by the novel I proclaimed it my favorite of 2010. It was my first time reading his work and I am eager to read more, but with so much on my reading list at the moment, his name has fallen a bit to the wayside.
One of his novels that I absolutely want to read, however, is his historical tale of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Drood. Told through the eyes of Wilkie Collins, its a somewhat re-imagined tale of Dickens' final days and the unfinished manuscript he was working on.
I guess this novel appeals to me so much because I am a huge fan of Dickens' works Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. A fictionalized version of the fame author, told by such an accomplished storyteller like Simmons is one I am certain to enjoy.
Have you read it by any chance? Did you like it? Are you a Dickens fan as well?