Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

a review by TC, in the genre(s) Science Fiction. Book published by Headline in 1989

Carrion Comfort is a Dan Simmons horror novel, best known for the Hyperion and Endymoin series.

Except for the stories in Dark Visions this is the first horror by Dan Simmons that I've read. 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. Carrion Comfort is one of those books that are so well written and so gripping, that you just have to keep on reading. My only problem with it was that I found some part of it a bit to slow going. If you like long books (just about a thousand pages) and horror, you just have to read this one.

The three old mind vampires Willi, Nina and Melanie has been playing a game since before world war II – who can make the most people kill themselves or other people, in the most interesting ways. As the book is starting the old friendship is breaking up and their internal feuding gets a bit out of hand, waking the interest of Sheriff Gentry and Natalie Preston. Getting help from an old concentration camp prisoner, Saul Laski, who was once one of Willi's pawns, they set out to find the truth and if possible kill the mind vampires.

Written on Monday 1st February 1999 by .

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Carrion Comfort, a novel by Dan Simmons

Book Details

  • Carrion Comfort
  • Publisher: Headline
  • ISBN:
  • Published:
  • Pages: 784
  • Format reviewed: Paperback
  • Review date: February, 1999
  • Language: English
  • Age Range: N/A