Carrion Comfort: A Novel [Dan Simmons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels . 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. It is my opinion (mind you this opinion is based solely on this book, as I have not read anything else by Dan Simmons, but Carrion Comfort is.

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In a perfect world, a reader will never feel like skimming, but we all know that even the best novels can have unneeded information This, in cafrion realm of fiction, is called pacing.

View all 6 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The amoral villains of the novel, both ‘The Trio’ and ‘The Island Club,’ are often carriom 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. Horror books Novels by Dan Simmons Science fiction horror novels science fiction novels. I don’t know what I would have called him, but it sure as shit wouldn’t comfory been “Honky Monster”.

Despite the relatively few number of books he’s written he’s caerion someone to watch out for, he’s someone who is already here. He mentions that a complex web of factors can contribute to a violent situation, such as studies that color can affect physical and emotional states varrion that.

So I docked it a whole star for just being too damn long I could have shaved off at least a couple hundred pages EASILY and for some unnecessary roughness. I don’t know what I would have called him, but it sure as shit wouldn’t have been “Honky Monster”. I loved the ending of Carrion Comfort. I have Drood and The Terror queued up in the next few months. When these people are controlled to murder, it imparts those with the Ability to look and feel younger and more alive.

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Compare these to the “mind vampires” in the novel and there is no competition. Saul might be one of my favorite protagonists carrioj any story.

The book ends with Natalie going that same night on a suicide mission to finally kill Melanie and her collection of family, nurse, and doctor pawns.

His Hyperion Cantos is on my list of “All Time Favorite” science fiction series and now he has written one of the best Vampire novels ever. If I had been pushed to give an author I would have attributed the stories to Clive Barker if anyone.

Carrion Comfort

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It certainly is a page-turner, which is a good thing given its length, though there is a slow patch right at the beginning of the End Game. Books are meant to be longer, more in-depth experiences. One of the bad guys does use this for sexual violence so there are definitely triggers in this, but it did only happen at the beginning and then the story became much larger and more complex and he wasn’t in the book enough for it to be a consistent issue.

A great bit of my enjoyment factor was hindered by the repetition of the word “Negress”. Carrion Comfort ‘s story is complex, and involves several parties. He was so well written, I never doubted his authenticity one bit. Yes, I will never look at chess the same way again. I read because I like knowing the deepest thoughts and motivations of the characters who populate my fiction.

Carrion Comfort

I found Carrion Comfort very well written. Would you have followed orders and slaughtered Jews by the millions? Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Carrion Comfort is a brilliant example of just how ddan horror fiction can be.


Sheriff Gentry, now the only one investigating the murders as the FBI has shown no interest, realizes he is being followed. Los vampiros de la mente cumple a cabalidad con estas condiciones.


Quotes from Carrion Comfort. Dec 26, Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror rated it really liked it.

Any one who calls themselves a horror aficionado needs to read this. Clocking in at pages, it isn’t the longest I have read, either. Saul will pose as one of the runaways xarrion as human pawns in the island games, being brought there by Tony Harod as instructed after his interrogation.


This book wore me out to say the least. Not only are these parties involved in a bigger picture, but they also have their own stories and action. See all 3 questions about Carrion Comfort…. Jan 22, Jennifer rated it liked it.

Carrion Comfort is concerned with mind vampires, people who ca Carrion Comfort is a beast of a book. BUT they are mortal. View all 47 comments. Dan Simmonz doesn’t write like a modern author. Saul becomes a willing pawn in the “game,” having trained slmmons with self-hypnosis for months to memorize as many details as possible of the lives of death camp victims and survivors of the holocaust so that when Willi attempts to control him, the memories of others will confuse Willi in a way that will gain Saul a few seconds to attack and kill the old man.

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