04 February 2009

Book o' the Week

I think I mentioned this before, but I'm reading Charles Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I was in the musical last October and happened to find a copy--sans extensive notes--at my neighbourhood new and used bookstore. I'd forgotten how long it takes to read Dickens. Good thing this one is relatively short and made shorter by the fact that he died before he finished it. It's interesting comparing the characters in the book to the versions of them created by Rupert Holmes for the show. I want to beat the Rosa Bud in the book with a large stick, she's such a vapid twit, and I think I won't be sorry when Edwin vaishes and is believed dead. I'm looking forward to finishing and coming up with my own theory of whodunit. :)

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