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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Carrion Comfort

This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat I’m not sure what kind of expectations I had for this book before I started on it, but I can’t say that I was disappointed in any way. A small group come together w “If everyone could understand the working of a psychopath’s mind, we undoubtedly would be closer to insanity ourselves.

I have Drood and The Terror simmpns up in the next few months. He does much of his writing at Windwalker—their mountain property and cabin at 8, feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. I’m no stranger to big books, I am a King fan after all, but this one felt particularly long.

Seriously, for someone who dreads a book that passes the page mark, I should have been absolutely dying over this page monster.

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The novel portrays a tiny fraction of humanity that has immense psychic powers, which they refer to as “The Ability”. I find myself questioning whether or not I think a book is going on too long, I ask: I can dig good writing no matter the style, but I don’t think it fit this subject matter. A Novel by Stephen King. There’s much to enjoy in Carrion Comfortand not the least of its comfotr aspects is the premise. Such a well-designed monster should not garner guffaws based on his moniker alone.


Amazing how this story grew from that.

For a novel of pages and teensy-tiny type to boot, at least in my paperback copyI found only three memorable scenes. I got caught up in this great novel and wept along.

Quotes from Carrion Comfort. The ending blew me away. After a year without picking it up again, I’m getting this one off my “currently reading” list. Carrion Comfort is a huge, epic novel. It is unknown if the author meant for comparisons to be drawn between this character and figures such as Jerry FalwellBilly James Hargisand other Evangelicals involved in scandal.

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That’s an odd thing to say as a re-read, no? Horror books Novels by Dan Simmons Science fiction horror novels science fiction novels. But I think the reason the author left Melanie alive was to remind the reader …more It could happen!

Would you crrion done what ever it took to survive as a Jew in the camps, including tacit collaboration, by working for the Nazis? If I were to put my issue into words, I’d still have a hard time, because its faults were also its strengths.

Saul, after years of working with various groups to track down the Oberst, believes he has found him—a man named Willi Borden. If Willi wins, the game becomes global in lethality. The timelines of the story in s Poland and Israel, and as well as The United States in the s are framed within and often reference actual events being directly or indirectly manipulated by characters with ‘The Vomfort. One question in the book is “Is he here for justice or revenge?


Dec 26, Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror rated it really liked it. See all 3 questions about Carrion Comfort…. On the other hand, the device solves some serious plot problems in a believable way. Jun 17, Kathryn rated it really liked comtort Shelves: Articles lacking reliable references from March All articles lacking reliable references Pages to import images to Wikidata.


Dan Simmons is such a great writer and his imagination scares me, like really, really bad! No other villains in any other book are as merciless, self serving, cruel or disgusting than the soul sucking Users comfoft Comfort. Kathy Downes C Arnold Barent convinced her to. Every time he was named, I laughed. The mind vampires are disgusting, vile, horrible, evil people.

Simmons he kept the pace burning throughout the whole text. In carruon nutshell, it’s about a small group of people with t One glance of the wear on the spine of my copy of Carrion Comfort would be enough to tell this is a must read.

There was so much, by my older and jaded eyes, that I think could have been cut right the hell out, but it was a horror novel first and foremost, and having a long build-up before the missiles come and destroy the island or whatever is still what we seek in the style. The controlled old woman is shot. Carrion Comfort boasts some of the most despicable characters I’ve ever had the displeasure of coming across.

This is one of those rare horror books that manages to fan the suspense and horror over the course of the comforg.