Friday, February 27, 2009

Giveaway - Drood - Dan Simmons


Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, I have a copy of Dan Simmons' latest book Drood to giveaway. I thought it was a great read - you can see my review here.

Here's a quick synopsis from the publisher:

"On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. "

I'm going to make this one a little harder than just commenting. Name either a Wilkie Collins or Charles Dickens book title to be entered. Open to both the US and Canada, no po boxes. Ends Friday March 20th at 6 pm EST. Please ensure I have a way to contact you. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

161 comments:

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

How about my personal fav from 1846 The Battle of Life, as an Entry *smiles*

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bettyd said...

A Tale of Two Cities is my fav

Ladytink_534 said...

The only books by Charles Dickens I've ever read were Great Expectations (a REALLY long time ago) and A Christmas Carol (last year). Never read anything by the other author to my knowledge...

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me...

Indigo said...

Outside the usual suspects for Charles Dickens would be "The Old Curiousity Shop". Thanks for entering me in this drawing. Indigo

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love A Tale of Two Cities.

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Neverwithoutabook said...

I have Charles Dickens book Bleak House on my 999 Challenge list. I'd love a chance to read Drood. Please enter me.

carolsnotebook said...

Collins- The Woman in White, which I haven't read but hopefully will get around to soon.
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Dar said...

I'd love to enter Luanne. My favorites of Dickens are Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol.
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avisannschild said...

I loved The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, which I read last year. I want to read his other well-known book, The Moonstone too. Please enter me in this giveaway!

Sara said...

Dickens...David Copperfield. Like Betty D though, A Tale of Two Cities is also my favorite, possibly my favorite book ever. Thanks for the contest.

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bookoholic13 said...

Please enter me! My Dickens favorite is definitely Great Expectations.

tetewa said...

I remember reading A Tale of Two Cities when I was in school. I really enjoyed it.

biblauragraphy said...

My favorite Dickens novel is definitely Bleak House.

Becca said...

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, who knew a book I had to read for school would turn out to be good!
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AmandaSue said...

Wilkie Collins wrote a book called "I say No" I've never read it but it sounds pretty good.

Elizabeth said...

I have Moonstone on my TBR list, and Bleak House on my actually finish this time around list.

Anna said...

I've never heard of Collins, but I've read Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and The Christmas Carol by Dickens, all a long time ago, though.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
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scottsgal said...

How about the book Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Thanks for the giveaway

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Linda said...

I read A Tale of Two Cities over 50 years ago, when I was in high school, and have promised myself to read it again, remembering how much I enjoyed it at the time. Drood sounds intriguing.

Melissa said...

Please enter me in the contest. I have The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins in my TBR pile, so that's my book entry.

Thanks!! :-)

Annie said...

A Christmas Carol is a book I read and it has a special place in my heart!

Thanks


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bridget3420 said...

Hunted Down is by Dickens.

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Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

A Christmas Carol. Anything that inspires an awesome muppets movie has my vote lol

Thanks for the chance to win.

MJ said...

I' enjoyed The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins.

Belladonna1975 said...

The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins is my favorite book by him.

Thanks for entering me!

Jenn

Bingo said...

Thanks for the chance! How about Oliver Twist?

donnas said...

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations both by Charles Dickens.

Anonymous said...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens, although my favorite Dickens is A Christmas Carol. Also love Dan Simmons vampire stories.

Mary D
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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I have "Great Expectations" about this book, haha!

Anonymous said...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, of course!

Sheila
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Donna R. said...

A Christmas Carol by Dickens is a great book and a favorite of mine. Thanks for the contest.

linett said...

Bleak House if my favorite

janehixon said...

How about David Copperfield?

mverno said...

a tlae of two cities

Pat said...

Great Expectations is one of my favs.

Scott said...

A Christmas Carol is the only one that I have read, but I really need to read some of his other works.
I just picked up Dan Simmons' Terror and I am really looking forward to Drood.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

a tale of two cities

idahomom said...

I remember hating Great Expectations. I should read it again now that I am a mature adult.

carlene said...

Please include me in your drawing. Book by Dickens - A Christmas Carol.
Thanks
Carlene
Willreadforever@verizon.net

kalea_kane said...

It has been a long time, but a favorite Dicken's book will always be Oliver Twist. Thank you so much for the great giveaway. I have always wanted to read Bleak House. Thank you for the giveaway!

Kelly :)

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scooter7018 said...

great expectations scooter7018@aol.com

danosor said...

A Tale of Two Cities is my fave.I am a subscriber.

agordon10 said...

A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens

Valorie said...

Hard Times! I love the descriptions of industrial society in there.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Paige said...

I like Oliver Twist.

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Vivian Deliz said...

A Tale of Two Cities... could not put it down...

Sherrylinn said...

The Woman in White was written by Wilkie Collins. Good Book!

Thanks,

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She Became A Butterfly said...

Oliver Twist.

Some fun trivia: I was in the musical version of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" back in college! Fun.

she
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mar said...

A Tale of Two Cities is a favorite of mine!

Sue said...

I loved Great Expectations. Thanks for sharing - it looks great~

Meg89 said...

I read Great Expectations in high school.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Meredith said...

I love Great Expectations.
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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. A Christmas Carol by Dickens.

Thanks,

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mindy said...

oliver twist thanks for the giveaway

JUDITH said...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL!

Karen B said...

A Christmas Carol

Lorri said...

Definitely A Christmas Carol.

Carol Lawrence said...

Oliver Twist is one that I have read. jelly15301@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has to be one of my all-time favorites! Thank you for the terrific giveaway!

Kim
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Valerie said...

I've read Great Expectations by CD
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clynsg said...

Dickens is one author that even those who don't read have usually at least heard of. Since only have to mention one of his titles, will go for the easy one--A Christmas Carol

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Tina12312 said...

I love A Christmas Carol, but who doesn't, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood also. Thank you so much!

MonieG said...

I haven't read any books from either of the authors but I love the movie versions of A Christmas Carol.

gkstratos said...

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
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olympianlady said...

'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' are both Charles Dickens. I'm reading them now. Enter me please. I really want to read this. Thanks!

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Stacie said...

David Copperfield

banquetbabe said...

Who doesn't love A Christmas Carol"

Sunnyvale said...

Oliver Twist, a favorite of mine.

Sharon said...

I have read a few Dickens books in high school a lonnng time ago.
But I will go with Great Expectations.

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sweetsue said...

A Christmas Carol is my favorite Charles Dickens book.

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ktmtfl said...

I love Bleak House

kazul said...

Oddly enough, I'm reading Wilkie Collins The Woman in White right now and I love The Moonstone!

Teddy Rose said...

My absolute favorite Dickens is 'A Tale of Two Cities'!

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/02/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_28.html

Deedles said...

I loved A Tale of Two Cities.

LIDARKSIDE said...

"The Old Curiosity Shop". My "OpenID" is my email contact.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

A Christmas Carol for me. Thank you!

Bev said...

From Wilkie Collins The Haunted Hotel.
Great question : D

BevE
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. How about Oliver Tiwst.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Karen said...

Love A Tale of Two Cities :)

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rottawa said...

I am going with David Copperfield

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Kaye said...

I always liked Oliver Twist
Please enter me in the drawing

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Scott said...

The Pickwick Papers.

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

The Adventures of Oliver Twist is my fave. Enter me!

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Jo-Jo said...

I read Great Expectations a LONG time ago.
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trish said...

Whenever I think of Dickens I think of A Christmas Carol. :-)

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite one is A Tale of Two Cities. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Pam said...

Oliver Twist although it's not the cheery book you might think it is!!

Anni said...

"A Christmas Carol" is my favorite! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

Nickolay said...

I have always liked Charles Dickens "David Copperfield"

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poppafarmer said...

LOVE CHARLES DICKENS. MY FAVORITE IS DAVID COPPERFIELD

Victoria said...

I loved A Tale of Two Cities! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

caseykelp said...

how about the Old Curiousity Shoppe by Dickens. A Christmas Carol...etc...

kisah jackson said...

a christmas carol - i read it every year...

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A Stationary Addict said...

I'm going with Armadale by Wilkie Collins. One I have actually read recently.

nfmgirl said...

A Christmas Carol would be the easiest answer.

Smooshy said...

oliver twist!

Cheryl S. said...

"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens is one of my favorites. "Drood" looks really interesting - please count me in!

Thanks,
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Shelley said...

My favorite: David Copperfield

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laurie144744 said...

A Christmas Carol - classic.

carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Tale of Two Cities is my Favorite.
Thanks
Carlene
Willreadforever@verizon.net

Gwendolyn B. said...

Well, I love both authors -- Collins' THE MOONSTONE and THE WOMAN IN WHITE are favorites. Dickens' TALE OF TWO CITIES made a big impression on me when I was 14. I'm really looking forward to reading DROOD. I'm planning a long rainy weekend for the event. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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nhertel85 said...

A Christmas Carol comes to mind.

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debblou said...

Great Expectations... have it; but, haven't read it yet... on the list of things to re-read
Would love to win Drood and read all of its 500+ pages..

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

kristi said...

Tale of Two Cities or Great Expectations (dickens) - both read way way back in high school....

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Karen in TN said...

Tale of Two Cities.


Please enter me to win.

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Stephanie said...

My favorite Dickens is Great Expectations.

Amanda said...

Oh thank you for the contest. I'd have to say The Woman in white by Collins...love that book.

vmkids said...

count me in

Erica said...

I'd love this! Sounds great!



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Beth said...

Great Expectations is my favorite.

Miranda said...

The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

vboackle said...

i liked great expectations many years ago.

Jodi said...

I really enjoyed "Bleak House" by Dickens! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

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Dina said...

The Pickwick Papers!

Tammy said...

This sounds like such an interesting book! I've read The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and loved it. Please enter me, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com.

cdrury said...

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Tale of Two Cities has always been a favorite

iggysaysno said...

A Child's History of England by charles dickens

chromiumman said...

a tale of two cities

jayne said...

Great Expectations -Charles Dickens

Karin said...

Looking thru a list of titles-- seems like it was "Hard Times" I read in high school. Can't remember much about it though, but I got extra credit for reading it. (history class)

bison61 said...

my favorite would be The Haunted Hotel

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morality28 said...

The Woman in White

Marie Burton said...

Why Oliver Twist of course
(my son is secretly named for him because I love the book, but not his plight!) Please enter me :)
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Gabriel J. said...

A Christmas Carol.

Jon_Lefkove said...

A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite!!

janepriceestrada said...

I have not read it, but my favorite Dickens title has always been "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby". I would love for a chance at this book. Thanks - janemarieprice [at] gmail.com

ky2here said...

I've always loved 'a tale of two cities'.

Its a Great Day said...

David Copperfield is one that I read a long time ago! The Drood sounds really good. Thanks!

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Felicia said...

David Copperfield is the best!

azrosebud said...

Oliver Twist is my favorite!

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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Elaine said...

Great Expectations - I loved it - spent a whole term at school dissecting it but it is still a favorite!
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Brianna said...

Oliver Twist 1837. Still my favorite~!

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sachidewey said...

A Tale of Two Cities is a good one.

redron said...

christmas carol

Marie said...

My favorite Dicken's book was Great Expectations!

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Aisling said...

A Tale of Two Cities is an awesome book.

Anonymous said...

"A Christmas Carol"

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liane66 said...

Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Joyce said...

I absolutely love Oliver Twist, and although some people are very critical of Dickens' Little Dorrit, really liked it.
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techyone said...

Great Expectations

Bob said...

I love A Tale of Two Cities.

Jinxy and Me said...

Oliver Twist!

Cynthya said...

One of my favorite Charles Dickens books is A Tale of Two Cities. As a child, I loved Dickens' A Child's History of England and read it many times.

guettel78 said...

I'll go with my favorite Wilkie Collins novel, "The Woman in White," which I loved as a child and was fortunate enough to be able to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version on Broadway a couple years ago. Thanks for the giveaway - "Drood" sounds like a terrific and inventive work!

colten said...

tale of two cities

SC1 said...

Bleak House would be one of my favorites.

purango said...

A Tale of Two Cities, my personal CD favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

idahodad7 said...

Tom Sawyer

07violet said...

A Christmas Carol

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purplepassion126 said...

Bleak House

demmi said...

Great Expectations con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

catriona_sweeps said...

Oliver Twist is one of my favorites. I've heard of Wilkie Collins but have not read any of his works.

lilyk said...

I enjoyed reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Heather said...

There's actually a play written by both of them called The Frozen Deep. Sweet!
But, you asked for a book title, so I'm listing Collins' The Moonstone.

Betty C said...

I have to name A Christmas Carol.

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite Charles Dickens book
is Great Expectations.Truly loved
the story

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Mollie G. said...

David Copperfield, or maybe A Tale of Two Cities...

flared0ne said...

"Great Expectations" and "A Christmas Carol" are both high on my list of Dickens' books.

nunah said...

David Copperfield by Dickens has got to be my all time favorite. Read it from age 10 to age 12, but it was worth it. It was my first "big" book reading.