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February 17, 2009

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Keith

I agree with your assessment of Drood - far too long. I dislike it when a writer becomes popular enough to dispense with editors. The Harry Potter books are another example.

Also, if Drood is a figment of laudanum and 'magnetic mind control', there seem to be too many concrete examples of his actual existence: the 'overtown temples' for instance. Did Collins and Field's son share a hallucination of their existence?

As I read Drood, I enjoyed it, but soon began wishing I had a blue pencil to mark all the chapters I would have omitted...the completely worthless episode of Collin's young servant girl, for instance.

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