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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The amoral villains of the novel, both ‘The Trio’ and ‘The Island Club,’ are often portrayed as harboring some level of racism and sexismand often in extreme cases such as ex- SS officer Willi and Melanie Fuller’s background in pre-war Austria and the segregationist south of the United States.

The word just sounds ugly, and I don’t want to listen to it. Both novels are equally longso if I don’t like them I’ll probably quit Simmons after that. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Yes – this time Simmons’ favourite “junk” writers are name-checked.

He has the Ability. Likewise, I get that Black was once a racial slur. Even though some of those characters were part of the evil side, I found I still enjoyed reading about them. I am a huge mystery fan, and Simmons certainly sated that need as far as I am concerned.

The one truly terrifying monster in the book is figuratively castrated by the fact that the author thought it would be a sound idea to call him the “Honky Monster”. Having seen and experienced their evil firsthand, our trio bands together to fight it. Despite the length of this crrion novel I raced through the pages. All I know is that I won’t get the pages back and I am simmkns bitter about it.


Return to Book Page. The Jews were the chess pieces and their moves controlled by The Oberst using his Ability. Notify me of new comments via email. Saul, after years of working with various groups to track down the Oberst, believes he has found him—a man named Willi Borden. BUT they are mortal.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A survivor against the most oppressive and terrifying odds. Unfortunately, I switched to the audiobook at around the halfway mark so I literally had to listen to this woman say the word dozens of times.

I feel comfortable saying this book is way too long based on the content received. This is the horror of Carrion Comfort. Dan Simmons can write a great book no matter what genre he is writing in. If you must keep the vampire analogy, think of this as a cross between a vampire novel and “24” and you will get a hint of its themes. I can’ t help but compare the True Knot from Doctor Sleep to this group, only severely watered down and nowhere near as creepy. If I were to put my issue into words, I’d still have a hard time, because its faults were also its strengths.

A thrilling plot and intriguing locales keep the reader guessing until the end. She barely succeeds, but it is revealed she only killed someone Melanie made to look like a body double through surgery and obfuscation.

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You knew everything there was to know about each character. Natalie, Rob, Melanie, and Harod were also some of my favorite characters. I’m increasing the rating to 5 stars. I must say; after reading this book, I am completely disheveled in appearance and spent.


Next might be Summer of Night. Willi has apparently been working with the televangelist to vote to take the Island Club “games” global. Imagine having the power to know people’s thoughts, weaknesses, and secrets, and at the same time be able to make them do what you want them to do – without limit.

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If you enjoy the site please consider a small donation towards the cost of the upkeep and development of SFBook. For a novel of pages and teensy-tiny type to boot, at least in my paperback copyI found only three memorable scenes. My edition was nearly pages with a teeny tiny font They are rapey and over-the-top, but they aren’t frightening. I thought this idea was much creepier and more sinister than drinking human blood.

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There was a problem adding your email address. Sheriff Gentry, now the only one investigating the murders as the FBI has shown no interest, realizes he is being followed. I’d be curious as to whether the end-game depicted in the book is considered well acrrion by serious chess players.

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.

If Willi wins, the game becomes global in lethality.

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