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Carrion Comfort

 
 
 
 
Carrion Comfort
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN 13: 9780312567071
ISBN 10: 312567073
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2009-11-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 800
List Price: $22.99
 
 

The Classic Epic of Ultimate Horror, Dark Fantasy, Action and Intrigue, Featuring A New Introduction By Dan Simmons.

Publishers Weekly

The second novel by World Fantasy Award-winner Simmons ( The Song of Kali ) is a 636-page epic that draws on a variety of genres--horror, science fiction, political thriller, Hollywood roman a clef. It centers around a small number of ``mind vampires'' who can subjugate other people to their wills, read their minds, experience through their senses. The immensely powerful vampires use others, often bloodily, and often in frivolous ``games'' (hunting human prey, chess games with human pieces, and so on). Opposing them are Saul Laski, a psychologist and concentration-camp survivor, who is devoted to tracking down the Nazi vampire von Borchert; Natalie Preston, whose father inadvertently and fatally crossed the path of a pawn of the ancient, dotty vampire Melanie Fuller; Sheriff Bobby Joe Gentry, dragged in while investigating the multiple murders that marked the departure of Melanie Fuller from Charleston; and a host of other normals and vampires whose lives impinge on those of the principals. While he could profitably have trimmed the novel by a third, Simmons has produced, overall, a compelling thriller. (Apr.)