Carrion Comfort: A Novel [Dan Simmons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The second novel by World Fantasy Award-winner Carrion Comfort: A Novel – Kindle edition by Dan Simmons. 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.

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Read the introduction to this edition to find out why; it makes a good story on its own, except for the really abrupt ending.

Third, there were a few instances where I was wondering, “How did we get there from where we were? Comfrot gets his chance and kills Willi, who won the chess game. Yes, this book is dated, but even if I went back in time to when this book was released inI still can’t imagine the necessity for such word repetition.

I wondered the same thing after reading that epilogue! BUT they simomns mortal. Hyperion gets a lot of love but I seldom see any mention of this amazing book. Goodreads comfoet you keep track of books you want to read. For the poem, see Gerald Manley Hopkins. I can’t recommend this highly enough. I feel about this word the same way some people feel about “cunt” or “twat”. And you feel it as you read about him. Melanie escapes, controlling one old woman in a car.

Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

But he will soon fall into the clutches of an evil far older and greater than the Nazis themselves. Share this review Google Pinterest Facebook Twitter. Carrion ComfortDan Simmons second novel, can be faulted for being overly long, needlessly complex and in dire need of a talented editor. As far as main characters go, Saul was my definite f Carrion Comfort is a mess of a book.


Not only are these parties involved in a bigger picture, but they also have their own stories and action. One question in the book is “Is he here for justice or revenge? A huge firefight erupts as Natalie and Gentry marshall the gang forces against the ” voodoo woman” who killed their comrades against those she controls, while the FBI adds to the violence in an attempt to flush out either Willi or Melanie, as well as kill Gentry and Natalie for knowing too much.

Nov 20, Adam Light rated it it was amazing Shelves: His character is defined so brilliantly, that it makes you feel that he really did survive the holocaust. Carrion Comfort is a huge, epic novel.

All I know is that I won’t get the pages back and I am kinda bitter about it. Saul will pose as one of the runaways used as human pawns in the island games, being brought there by Tony Harod as instructed after his interrogation.

I’m not giving up on Simmons. 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. It’s almost like they give evil a new name.

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Refresh and try again. Dan’s first published story appeared on Feb. Simmons has been added to my list of authors I need to read. These non-psychic investigators follow a series of bizarre murders to the conclusion carion a cabal of powerful psychics must be stopped. The story was interesting though and I enjoyed how everything was so intertwined, Simmons really spun a tangled web and it kept me intrigued enough to see it through to the end. He has written and created the worst evil ever seen when he wrote this novel.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! A final note on the writing. She is followed by Charles Colbern of the Island Club in a helicopter with a rifle. If you carrino the site please consider a small donation towards the cost of the upkeep comfoort development of SFBook.


I enjoyed the mix of, and choice of, perspectives.

The airplane and the hot tub scenes, along with what he did to Natalie I almost dropped a star because there is some extraneous material here that could have been excised and the mind-blowing story would not have suffered, but I savored every one of the words, so I feel that would be wrong.

They agree to play a living chess game for the fate of the “games” to come.


I won’t go onto any details, I’ll just recommend that you do not miss this book even if you don’t normally read horror.

I am a huge mystery fan, and Simmons certainly sated that need as far as I am concerned. It was a very solid 4 stars and easily pushing 4. There really isn’t a main character, but several main characters, and several minor characters. Please provide an email address. She accepted them for who they were, and she loved them the same way.

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The violence is creative. This book is about people with mind control abilities of different strengths. They eventually kill Haines just outside Lake Elsinore, CA and escape, lost in a stolen car along fire service roads until ending up in Fallbrook, California. I find myself questioning whether coomfort not I think a book is going on too long, I ask: