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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I’m not giving up on Simmons. He has that likeability that is required for true evil. This cmofort contains spoilers… view spoiler [With the way this book was left Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Book published by Headline in Be the first to discover new talent! She felt so natural, real, yet not real, because it is hard to find people with purpose aimed towards finding good in others.

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I must say that some of the characters are truly monstrous. 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.

Saul is able to kill The Oberst. Was I ever bored for extended periods of time? Then this novel is for you. For me, it could have lost about pages.

Written on 1st February by TC. Willi has apparently been working with the televangelist to vote to take the Island Club “games” global. Comfoort, there are monsters, but they aren’t scary. It was not his second published novel, however. Their potential for destruction was very unsettling. This is action-horror, and I don’t like action-horror. I have Drood and The Terror queued up in the next few months.


Notify me of new comments via email. Simmoons year, three of the most powerful of this hidden order meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of induced bloodshed and deliberate destruction.

Saul, after years of working with various groups to track down the Oberst, believes he has found him—a man named Willi Borden. It would be easy to call her a monster, not human – but that is a cop out: The first pages really captivated me, then I lost focus in the next The story’s action climaxes at the private island.

I’m a sucker for evil in that indifference-to-human-life kind of way so I was already hooked pretty early. Saul will pose as one of the runaways used as human catrion in simmonns island games, being brought there by Tony Harod as instructed after his interrogation. Do You Like Chess?

Eventually he confronts his follower, who instead of speaking immediately attacks Gentry and is killed in the ensuing struggle. A final note on the writing. Aug 17, Apatt rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author has created a tense tale of mind control and the extremes of human corruption and power.

A lot of riveting plot is generated from this simple premise. If I were to put my issue into words, I’d still have a hard time, because its faults were also its strengths.


Saul hires Private detectives to track Willi, but they either disappear in Los Angeles or die. And you feel it as you read about him. I’m a sucker for evil in that indifference-to-human-life kind of way so I was already hooked pretty ear Carrion Comfort is a run-away helicopter bolted precariously to a run-away train heading for a narrow cliff that stands above a valley of molten lava. A great bit of my enjoyment factor was hindered by the repetition of the word “Negress”.


They discuss a game that involves using an innate power they have, which they call an Ability, to take remote control of people simply through thought and cause them to do anything.

This is a book I had heard about many times and I’m glad I finally read it. Garlic, crucifixes and holy water are completely useless against them. Across multiple timelines, the novel mostly follows two groups of amoral people in ; some with aspirations of world dominationas their clashing involves a group of investigators. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

It certainly is a page-turner, which is a comrort thing g This was the second novel Dan Simmons wrote, immediately after Song of Kali. Trivia About Carrion Comfort. Regaining his willpower for a moment in an explosion, he flees into the forest and survives the rest of the holocaust amongst Partisan Polish and later Partisan Jewish forces before finding solace in Zionist Israel.

The three old mind vampires Willi, Nina and Melanie has been playing a game since before world war II — who can make the most people kill themselves or other people, in the most interesting ways. Sep sijmons, Sarah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: