Carrion Comfort: A Novel [Dan Simmons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels . The second novel by World Fantasy Award-winner Simmons (The Song of Kali) is a page epic that draws on a variety of genres–horror, science fiction. It is my opinion (mind you this opinion is based solely on this book, as I have not read anything else by Dan Simmons, but Carrion Comfort is.

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This book should come with a warning label, although that might ruin its amazing cover. For a novel of pages and teensy-tiny type to boot, at least in my paperback copyI found only three memorable scenes. Later, Saul is compelled to break into the house where the murders started to investigate, and meets Natalie; who has come for the same reason; to find out why her father, a photographer used and murdered in the battle, has died so bizarrely.

As Barent leaves, he is killed by Melanie’s use of surrogates, coerced by Natalie back in Charleston. Apr 26, Scott Sigler added it Shelves: This is the horror of Carrion Comfort. This scythe-wielding baddie is turned into a joke shortly after his introduction, and he never reclaims his rightful spot as scary.

It didn’t disappoint, but I guess it was just the expectation which kind of made it a little bit of a problem for me. Doesn’t matter what it means or if it was ever acceptable. It certainly is a page-turner, which is a good thing given its length, though there is a slow patch right at the beginning of the End Game.

Carrion Comfort

He was so well written, I never doubted his authenticity one bit. All I know is that I won’t get the pages back and I am kinda bitter about it. You can have a long book with lulls, but the action should kick back in right around the time your average reader will start skimming.


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Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

Any one who calls themselves a horror aficionado needs to read this. That would be weird, right?

I don’t know what I would have called him, but it sure as shit wouldn’t have been “Honky Monster”. Clocking in at pages, it isn’t the longest I have read, either. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Yeah, there are monsters, but they aren’t scary.

Carrion Comfort, a book by Dan Simmons | Book review

Saul hires Private detectives carrino track Willi, but they either disappear in Los Angeles or die. I mean, at one point, the word is used as dqn as “she” and “her”. The paranormal malevolence of Stephen King. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Carrion Comfort is concerned with mind vampires, people who ca Carrion Comfort is a beast of a book. It certainly is a page-turner, which is a good thing g This was the second novel Dan Simmons wrote, immediately after Song of Kali.

The WW2 pieces are seen in retrospect, and are certainly the best part of the novel; the obsession with chess that some characters have couldn’t have been used in a better way.

The novel portrays a tiny fraction of humanity that has immense psychic powers, which they refer to as “The Ability”. If I had been pushed to give an author I would have attributed the stories to Clive Barker if anyone.

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In The Lord of the Rings good old JRR put in plots and sub-plots, a conflict of world-spanning proportions, and the adventures of the few small hobbits on which the world would have to depend. Simmons brings a whole new reign of terror to the spotlight with this novel. I won’t go onto any details, I’ll carriion rec Hyperion gets a lot of love but I seldom see any mention of this amazing book. It is proposed that this Ability has been present for years, with reference to the Holocaust as well as random murders of individuals.

This doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the book, but it could have done with some serious editing. His characters are realistic and great. It concerns a group of ‘mind vampires’ [ 1 ], humans who summons influence others to the extent they can completely subvert their wills, making them perform horrific acts of violence. As the book is starting the old friendship is breaking up and their internal feuding gets a bit out of hand, waking the interest of Sheriff Gentry and Natalie Preston. Simmons made his characters comforf.


Across multiple timelines, the novel mostly follows two da of amoral people in ; some with aspirations of world dominationas their clashing involves a group of investigators.

Listen, I understand that Negroe used to be an acceptable word. Horror books Novels by Dan Simmons Science fiction horror novels science cwrrion novels.

I read because I like knowing the deepest thoughts and motivations of the characters who populate my fiction.

Simmons is brave and suggests that the history of the modern state of Israel is not a black-and-white thing and asks cwrrion should one be prepared to do to route out evil? The Island Club “games” begin on a private island of C.

I love the title of the novel. The print of this large paperback is so small, I imagine that if it were in hardback, I wouldn’t be able to pick it up vomfort read it. When these people are controlled to murder, it imparts those with the Ability to look and feel younger and more alive. Compare these to the “mind vampires” in the novel and there is no competition. For a novel of pages and teensy-tiny type to boot, at least in my paperback copyI found only three memorable scenes.

It clocks in at just under pages and I read it in 4 days.