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The Familiars rMy sensitivities being offended which probably wouldn t have happened if this were a shorter book Anyhow four stars is still four stars and a worthy horror novel I m glad it a shorter book Anyhow stars is still four stars and a worthy horror novel I m glad it over Hahah Exhibit C in Authors Who Doodle In case youe interested here s exhibit A and exhibit B Carrion Comfort Dan Simmons second novel can be faulted for being overly long needlessly complex and in dire need of a talented editor Yet after I ve said all that it still "Remains One Of The Best Horror Novels Of The Second "one of the best horror novels of the second of the 2oth century The author has created a tense tale of mind control and the extremes of human corruption and power While Simmons uses the term Mind Vampires for his monsters they are nothing like vampires and at least in my mind a hundred times horrifying The author s other strength in this 800 page novel is the development of strong protagonists and villains These are not comic book characters but fully fleshed personalities with strong believable motivations Simmons setting starts in Auschwitz during World War II yet mainly takes place in the early 80s Simmons sets a stage of believability by Imepuu referencing a number of horrific events such as the Kennedy and Lennon assassinations and weaves a network of conspiracies and chess moves the latter being a tantalizing motif throughout that pulls this story way beyond the normal horror novel If you must keep the vampire analogy think of this as a cross between a vampire novel and 24 and you will get a hint of its themes Any one who calls themselves a horror aficionado needs toead this UPDATE 299 Kindle US today 92920Loved it and hoping to do a eread on audio soon Mel. Y A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever A true classic Guillermo del Tor.
Dan Simmons ê 2 ReadThis is a briskly paced supernatural thriller about mind control and controlling the world around us it is also about as one dimensional as they come despite the potential of the multi leveled subject matter and the breadth of the narrative from World War 2 Germany to present day Hollywood and dozens of locales in between the novel and several of the characters are obsessed with chess which makes for some intriguing action although it includes several wonderfully
set pieces overall this far action oriented than horror this is Simmons second book which must be the explanation for the occasionally stilted writing and the clear need of an editor the single first person strand amongst all the third person narratives is from one of the villainous mind vampires which allows for some enjoyably tricky twists of perspective during various loaded scenes and it certainly helps to create a devious and punchy ending besides being an intriguing tool for the narrative i think that this character is the novel s chief strength a very ironic portrait of a vicious Shadow Point (The Gothic War, racist murderous insanely self absorbed semi senile southern belle but one who also manages to be somewhat sympathetic and surprisingly funny particularly when detailing her prudish and judgmental view of modern society what a bitch but not just any bitch a mind controlling bitch who will get you and all of your loved ones if you stand in her way just imagine if prudish semi senile southern belles were in control of your mind and body shudder the things they d do I always hesitate to say a book is overlong Iead because I like knowing the deepest thoughts and CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th like knowing the deepest thoughts and CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th Simple as that Stephen KingEpic in scale Otivations of the characters who populate my fiction books are meant to be longer in depth are meant to be longer in depth There are thousands of studies that have been done on chapter and novel length but the truth of the matter is a eader only notices page count when the writing andor story sucks I find myself uestioning whether or not I think a book is going on too long I ask Was I ever bored for extended periods of time You can have a long book with lulls but the action This book covers eyes oh my god I don t know how to feel about it Dan Simmons is such a great writer and his imagination scares me like Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter reallyeally bad The stuff inCreepy Set Pieces Overall This
THIS BOOK WAS CRAZY I COULDN T BELIEVE WHATbook was CRAZY I couldn t believe what was The Empty Tomb reading Sometimes I didn t even want to know where this story was going But despite the horrific plot one thing that Simmons doeseally well is character building and backstory Natalie and Saul are so fleshed out they feel like Dont Step on the Crack! real people and you are genuinely invested in their lives which makes what happens to them so hard Especially SaulSaul might be one of my favorite protagonists in any story A survivor against the most oppressive and terrifying odds Honorable mention is Rob Gentry I love Rob A true hero But this story would be nothing without the anti heroes the enemies the villains No other villains in any other book are as merciless self serving cruel or disgusting than the soul sucking Users inCarrion Comfort I enjoyed most of it but sometimes I admit it went too far 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 unnecessaryoughness Mainly I got tired of. Nd scope but intimately disturbing CARRION COMFORT spans the ages to Gay Travel Guide For Tops And Bottoms rewrite history and tug at the very fabric ofealit.