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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Also I love how involved all the characters are in the novel. Carrion Comfort blew me away.


Everything else was either meh or downright boring. It clocks in at just under pages and I read it in 4 days. The characters are interesting especially the elderly Melanie Fuller but never fascinating, as they ought to be in a novel of such scope and ambition.

View all 5 comments. Horror lovers, read it, ckmfort I reiterate, not for the fainthearted! This site uses cookies.

I read a bit of the forward of this one, it seems it was a struggle to get dn published and he did not appreciate the editing or attempted editing. Simmons sets a stage of believability by referencing a number of horrific events such as the Kennedy and Lennon assassinations and weaves a network of conspiracies and chess moves, the latter being a tantalizing motif throughout, that pulls this story way beyond the normal horror novel. I loved his concept for Carrion Comfort and the way he executed this on the page.

They kidnap him in Los Angeles carriob take him to a secret interrogation room operated by the Mossad in an abandoned barn east catrion San Juan Capistrano, California off the Ortega Highway. Saul Laski lay among the soon-to-die in a camp of death and thought about life. Saul believes the people they are hunting have the same powers he witnessed in Nazi Germany.


An absolute Must Read for the Horror Fan. For most of the book, I’d say two-thirds of the way, it was a five star book. Do you like mind-vampires that look, feel, and act like Donald Trump, Conservative Religious Nutsos, Concentration Camp Masters, or quiet, unassuming matrons who take on entire inner-city gangs? Such a well-designed monster should not garner guffaws based on his moniker alone.

As in Full-Blown Epic-Length rambling and character-development-through-action for almost pages, with a nearly uncountable number of reversals, sad deaths, and improbable successes?

I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say that Saul was my favorite character. I would love to find out the word count of this book.

Clocking in at pages, it isn’t the longest I have read, either.

In this particular work Simmons tackles on one of the most famous horror creatures – the vampire. At the Atlanta Airportshe is terrified by a courtesy phone call when she hears Nina’s voice, convincing her that somehow Nina has cheated death, perhaps with a stronger Ability than previously known.

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. 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. I think this book, while a good read with some fantastic, scary parts in it, could have used a tad more editing.

These are not comic book characters but fully fleshed personalities with strong believable motivations. View all 12 comments. I am a huge mystery fan, and Simmons certainly sated that need as far as I am concerned. I was seriously disappointed by it but at the same time, I did really enjoy some parts. Yeah, there are monsters, but they aren’t scary. August 31, at 7: Saul is able to kill The Oberst.

I loved the ending of Carrion Comfort. A great bit of my enjoyment factor was hindered by the repetition of the word “Negress”. A great bit of my enjoyment factor was hindered by the repetition of the word “Negress”.


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I must have read them in a collection with other authors and thought Barker wrote them because he edited the collection or had featured stories as well. Anyhow, four stars is still four stars and a worthy horror novel. Comforrt pages and Yeah, there are monsters, but they aren’t scary. I can’t say I liked most of the characters, and it was really hard to carrioj enjoy being in the minds of the baddies, but Melanie was a real treat. It would be easy to call her a monster, not human – but that is a cop out: Natalie and Saul are so fleshed out, they feel like real people and you are genuinely invest This book!

I felt as though I struggled with them, and tried to give them hope. A survivor against the most oppressive and terrifying odds. This was a thrill ride of the highest order, and creeped me out the entire time. Is inaction morally justified? I feel that I missed a great deal of subtext because I do not play the game. Notify me of new comments via email. Exhibit C in “Authors Who Doodle” This is the third novel by Dan Simmons I have readit is my least favorite.

The story’s action climaxes at cafrion private island. This means they will not simply control a few people on the private island to see who is the most powerful, but control leaders carrion nations with nuclear results. I can dig good simmonw no matter the style, but I don’t think it fit this subject matter.