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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Such a well-designed monster should not garner guffaws based on his moniker alone.

Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

I literally barked laughter. Saul, Natalie and Rob Gentry were all solid protagonists, and likeable! But I think the reason the author left Melanie alive was to remind the reader that there’s still monsters out there in the real world, and they still hold all the cards, existing for the sole purpose of causing humanity tremendous suffering.

When Willi’s plane explodes the next day, Melanie suspects Nina and then a fight ensues, with both characters using innocent bystanders as soldiers and victims in a bizarre series of brutal murders involving children, old men, and security guards until Nina is shot in the head and dies.

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.



Jan 22, Jennifer rated it liked it. Saul condemns the Third Reich ‘s violent actions as inhuman.

You betcha—and you will obey it. Now imagine Charles Dickens wrote a horror-thriller in the vein of early Dean Koontz.


This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Why did Nina try and kill Willi and Melanie in the first place? Carrion Comfort is a library book. Carrion Comfort boasts some of the most despicable characters I’ve ever had the displeasure of coming across. Another huge letdown was the lack of horror. Hardcase Hard Freeze Hard as Nails. Willi is an excellent character, in any time period.

Tony, the producer, is a vile human being. Hell, I’ve been judging all other novels with the trope by this gold standard ever since.

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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.

Simmons has been added to my list of authors I need to read. Maybe it is due to having read King’s newest while I read this one. They have had a hand in terrible acts of violence throughout history.

Carrion Comfort blew me away. Kathy Downes C Arnold Barent convinced her to. She barely succeeds, but it is revealed she only killed someone Melanie made to look like a body double through surgery simmonss obfuscation.

Carrion Comfort is a run-away helicopter bolted precariously to a run-away train heading for a narrow comfirt that stands above a valley of molten lava. He is offered membership of the club if he hunts down Melanie and The Oberst.


Carrion Comfort is the same kind of horror experience you’d receive if you watched a marathon of the Underworld films. The lack of supernaturalism gives a realistic tone to the story, without sacrificing the excitement in the peaks and twists of the plot.

A lot of riveting plot is generated from this simple premise. Third, there were a few instances where I was wondering, “How did we get there from where we were? It lets cadrion see into his journey and better explains why he is the way he is. He mainly uses his Ability to sexually dominate women in a sort of mind and body rape.

A huge firefight erupts as Natalie and Gentry marshall the gang forces against the ” voodoo woman” who killed their comrades against those she controls, while the Simmond adds to the violence in an attempt to flush out either Willi or Melanie, as well as kill Gentry and Natalie for knowing too much.

I read a bit of the forward of this one, it seems it was a struggle to get it published and he did not appreciate the editing or attempted editing. All the characters are real.