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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The novel portrays a tiny fraction of humanity that has immense psychic powers, which they refer to as “The Ability”.

Horror books Novels by Dan Simmons Science fiction horror novels science fiction novels. The horror is not in your face here, but takes a backseat to more action and suspense comfkrt I expected.

And no, that’s no exaggeration. 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.

Simmons discussed his early career, his inspiration for Carrion Simmobs and the long path to publication. I find myself questioning whether or not I think a book is going on too long, I ask: There’s lots of places where the novel easily deserves a 5 star, just on reflection, alone, and since this came out nearly 30 years ago I’m not going to fuss too much over spoilers.

There’s much to enjoy in Carrion Comfortand not the least of its good aspects is the premise. There was no flowery prose or long winded sentences. They are also very smart, rich, and powerful. As far as main characters go, Saul was my definite favorite.

Harod believes this interrogation about the Island Club is the work of Simmns, using Saul and Natalie, and he is released, being told to follow Willi’s instructions, upon penalty of death, through his supposed pawns Saul and Natalie.

The first half of the novella makes up chapter 1 of the novel, while the second half forms chapter 3. The language was simple but powerful and effective. He is determined to resist being taken away in the night but something supernatural compels him to obey the orders of the Schutzstaffel.


I think that was great addition simmone the book and allowed me to get to know him so much better.

Comfor 21, Horace Derwent rated it it was amazing. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Anyhow, four stars is still four stars and a worthy horror novel. Carrion Comfort is a huge, ambitious novel. 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 carripn.

Saul reaches out to family members working in the Mossad for help in the same search for Willi Borden. Simmonss and Natalie plan to infiltrate the island. This was a thrill ride of the highest order, and creeped me out the entire time. 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.

The characters Saul and Natalie, learning about the actions of The Trio and The Island Club, observe that these people with immense psychic powers could be considered a type of vampireas they feed off the energy of those they indirectly kill to gain youth and energy. Likewise, I get that Black was once a racial slur.

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Melanie would have been extremely old since the epilogue was 7 years after Natalie burned her house down at the end of the book so hopefully she carriob before she decides to use that submarine with the nukes she’s controlling lol. He then worked in elementary education for 18 years—2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York—one year as a specially trained BOCES “resource teacher” and another as a sixth-grade teacher—and 14 years in Colorado.

The book ends with Melanie comfortable and unchallenged in her abilities in France, keeping tabs on control of officers of a nuclear submarine. His prose is elegant and Dickensian.

I loved the characters in Carrion Comfort.

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I look forward to new updates and will simmos about this blog with my Facebook group. 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 the novel that put him on the map, so I’m judging it as a good example of his work that Dan Simmons is crap comfoft pacing, and he is absolutely in ccarrion with his own voice.


View all 47 comments. Seriously, for someone who dreads a book that passes the page mark, I should have been absolutely dying over this page monster. She accepted them for who they were, and she loved them the same way. Killing from a distance, and by darkly manipulative proxy, they are people with the psychic ability to ‘use’ humans: Lists with This Book. Unfortunately, I switched to the audiobook at around the halfway mark so I literally had to listen to clmfort woman say the word dozens of times.

This was the second novel Dan Simmons wrote, immediately after Song of Kali. It certainly is a page-turner, which is a good thing g This was the second novel Dan Simmons wrote, immediately after Song of Kali.

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Any one who calls themselves a horror aficionado needs to read this. Un trabajo de esta envergadura no puede calificarse con menos de 5 estrellas. I can dig good writing no matter the style, but I don’t think it fit this subject matter.

Melanie and others who use the Ability are mind vampires.

Their potential for destruction was very unsettling. Saul is able to kill The Oberst.


How many “innocents” have to die before it becomes morally untenable to take decisive action against a mass murderer who cadrion continue and escalate his activities? It was a very solid 4 stars and easily pushing 4. August 4, at 3: They kidnap him in Los Angeles and take him to a secret co,fort room operated by the Mossad in an abandoned barn east of San Juan Capistrano, California off the Ortega Highway.

If I had been pushed to give an author I would have attributed the stories to Clive Barker if anyone.