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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There Tony Harod is interrogated under drugs to find out as much as possible about the Island Club and the Ability in general—getting info from EEG readouts as Tony tries in vain to control Natalie to escape. On the other hand, the device solves some serious plot problems in a believable way. Mind vampires, as Simmons terms them.

Jan 24, Bill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: While Simmons uses the term “Mind Vampires” for his monsters, they are nothing like vampires and, at least in my mind, a hundred times more horrifying. My edition was nearly pages with a teeny tiny font He is openly violent towards women, using his ability mostly to rape and control women on adolescent whims. Very intriguing, and for me the best parts of the book. Saul hires Private detectives to track Willi, but they either disappear in Los Angeles or die.

He has written and created the worst evil ever seen when he wrote this novel. Willi has simmona been working with the televangelist to vote to take the Island Club “games” global. The Island Club “games” begin on a private island of C. Was I ever bored for extended periods of time? Carrion ComfortDan Sinmons second novel, can be faulted for being overly long, needlessly complex and in dire need of a talented editor.


Amazing how this story grew from that. The opening, the final fight with the “Honky Monster”, who we will discuss more in a minute and the dna fight with Justin. It is proposed that this Ability has been present for years, with reference to the Holocaust as well as random murders of individuals. 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.

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. 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?

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Yeah, there are monsters, but they aren’t scary. A complaint would be that the book did feel too long Hyperion gets a lot of love but I seldom see any mention of this amazing book. Not sure, but there are similarities. This is one of those rare horror books that manages to maintain the suspense and horror over the course of the book.

Saul realizes simmns they are packing up that he is being pursued by FBI Agent Haines, and sets the barn on fire and flees with Natalie. This doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the book, but it could have done with some serious editing. Saul gets his chance and kills Willi, who won the chess game.

This is the horror of Carrion Comfort. Even though some of those characters were part of the evil side, I found I still enjoyed reading about them. I don’t know what I would have called him, but it sure as shit wouldn’t have been “Honky Monster”.


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Sweet baby Tom Cruise, I wish to fuck I was kidding. I will be reading more Simmons for sure. I don’t know how to feel about it. The descriptions of the Use of the people’s minds are fun and how different mind vampires decide or are able to Use and condition people and their cat’s-paws takes the idea further than I anticipated. Highly recommend, but don’t read if easily offended or if you’re not a fan of gore and violence. 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.

View all 4 comments. One glance of the wear on the spine of my copy of Carrion Comfort would be enough to tell this is a must read. I’m increasing the rating to 5 stars.

I can’t seem to remember Each year they meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of debauchery and slaughter.

While reading I was engaged in the story, I am not sure if I ever really came to care for any of the characters Not only are these parties involved in a bigger picture, but they also have their own stories and action.

That’s kind of a minor thing. If you like long books just about a catrion pages and horror, you just have to read this one. Carrion Comfort is a mess of a book.