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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Apr 26, Scott Sigler added it Shelves: I found myself cheering on those who aimed to rid the world of evil.

Do you also like long and rambling adventures populated by normal folk caught up in the nightmare of marionettes, either trying to escape the nightmare or get revenge for the things dn had been done to them? Possibly because the story was so heavy and depressing at times, with no comedic relief or light moments!

Preview — Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. 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. I’m now on my way to church to cleanse myself.

Quotes from Carrion Comfort. If the word was a person, it would have carrin punchable face. Doesn’t matter what it means or if it was ever acceptable.


Carrion Comfort is a library book. Complete control, one from which there is no defense mental or physical, is certainly a frightening subject, and the opening set in Chelmno is pretty much stellar. It could have been slightly shorter you all know the parts I’m talking about but too much of comflrt good thing is better than a bit of a bad thing.


Was I ever bored for extended periods of time? I loved all the little sub plots running through Carrion Comfort. Dan Simmons can write a great book no matter what genre he is writing in. Comfoort all the older members of both groups harbor sexist views, Tony Caarrion character is portrayed as especially sexist. The opening, the final fight with the “Honky Monster”, who we will discuss more in a minute and the final fight with Justin.

I don’t know what I would have called him, but ximmons sure as shit wouldn’t have been aimmons Monster”. Was I ever bored for extended periods of time? View all 33 comments. Melanie and others who use the Ability are mind vampires. Rob Gentry and Natalie Preston were equally good.

I read because I like knowing the deepest thoughts and motivations of the characters who populate my fiction. Dan Simmons paperbacks Carrion Comfort audio-books 52 in 52 The mind vampires are disgusting, vile, horrible, evil people. It’s almost like they give evil a new name. She was entertaining, and I felt like I could hear her voice in my head when her story was being read. There was a point where I felt like I was going to cwrrion my eyes out at one point because I kept feeling like the story just kept going, and going, and going It was a relief turning that last page.

For the poem, see Gerald Manley Hopkins. The opening, dqn final fight with the “Honky Monster”, who we will discuss more in a minute and the final fight with Justin.

I loved the little links between everything. They are rapey and over-the-top, but they aren’t frightening. Carrion Comfort ‘s story is complex, and involves several parties. I’m a very visual reader, and this book is very visual.


This means they will not simply control a few people on the private island to see who is the most powerful, but control leaders of nations with nuclear results. They discuss that Ayatollah Khomeini has a weak ability and thought he was the only one, and thus saw himself as godlike. I must have read them in a collection with other authors and thought Barker wrote them because he edited the collection or had featured stories as well.


And then just when you settle down after an extreme moment, Simmons brings the source of that climax back into the limelight and you get all worked up again. I feel carrio I missed a great deal of subtext because I do not play the game.

Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. The amoral villains of the novel, both ‘The Trio’ and ‘The Island Club,’ are often portrayed 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.


Gentry and Natalie get to the house and almost to Melanie, but Vincent attacks, killing Gentry, as Natalie kills Vincent. I almost dropped a star because there is some extraneous material here that could have been excised and the mind-blowing story would not have suffered, but I savored every one of the words, so I feel that would be wrong.

Dqn far as main characters go, Saul was my definite f Carrion Comfort is a mess of a book.