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Carrion Comfort
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
Carrion Comfort penetrates the darkest recesses of the 20th century, as one man seeks to justify his belief that a secret society of powerful beings is behind many of the world's most horrific catastrophes. Ranking among the greatest reinventions of the vampire legend, this classic novel explores humanity's attraction to violence and what it means for our future.
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Mehso-so

The book is well-written with some very convincing passages that describe the telepathic abilities of a special breed of vampires but it drags for the most part, it's just too damn long!

I can handle long. IT by Stephen King is of similar length and that flew by, but this has crazy amounts of filler that are an effort to get through. As the story progresses it becomes more and more corny with lots of cheesey dialogue.

⭐️⭐️⭐️☆☆

Twainy Didn‘t he write, The Terror? That book actually has an abridged edition. LOL it‘s well written & I liked the book but gee there were way too many boring words. Made me wish I listened to the abridged version. 8mo
braddsibbersen Thanks for this review. I've long wondered about this one as I loved his Summer of Night, but I could never quite pull the trigger. 8mo
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TheNeverendingTBR @braddsibbersen I have it but I've not read if yet. 8mo
braddsibbersen I highly recommend Summer of Night; very similar in tone to Stephen King's It but not as long and unwieldy. I'm a big fan of horror stories featuring kids in bicycles 🙂 8mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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1️⃣ My re-read of The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King.

2️⃣ No

3️⃣ Tagged. It's a very big book but I'm loving it so far! 😁

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina

I tag @Ast_Arslan @reading_rainbow @RaeLovesToRead @Cathythoughts @julesG @BookwormM @maich @FantasyChick @CarolynM @dragondrool

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag!! 😁 8mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👌🏼📚👍🏼 8mo
CarolynM Thanks for the tag💕 8mo
DarkMina You‘re welcome! 8mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou for the tag ...I was minding my new granddaughter yesterday so I was busy ( you know yourself 😄) I‘ll do it now 👍 8mo
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StellaDz
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Can I just say? CRUSHED IT! 🤣 This book is EPIC! In size, scale and idea. Honestly, once I realized what he meant by mind vampires, I felt like it was such a simple idea! But Simmons, stating that they are real (and yes, in simplest form, I agree) has developed and grown this idea into something TERRIFYING. It‘s the ultimate discussion on abuse of absolute power, and it‘ll make you scream.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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I‘m almost done Song of Kali, so let‘s jump into this tome of Simmons‘. 😳#currentlyreading

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susurran
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If I were forced to pick my favorite horror epic of all time, it would be a razor-thin win for Dan Simmons's CARRION COMFORT over Stephen King's THE STAND. Brutally, viscerally horrifying, brilliantly plotted and executed, CARRION COMFORT will keep you awake late into the night and leave you marveling at its incredibly satisfying conclusion. This is the book that defines the Payoff Ending, a must-read for horror fans!

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susurran @Eggs Thank you, so much more pleasant than Goodreads! 📚🤗📚 2y
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Bookworm22
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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tricours
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Quite imaginative and very interesting, but I wish Simmons would cut down on the elaborate action scenes and their endless descriptions (both in this book and The Terror). They‘re just so hard to follow. The romantic relationships between the characters did not impress either, and felt like something an editor asked Simmons to include as an afterthought. At least I hope that‘s how they came to be. The Island Club though? Awesome!

bookcollecter Dan Simmons is all-time favorite! This one was pretty good, but you MUST read #SummerofNight 4y
tricours @bookcollecter I‘ve already got it! Ill listen to it next, after a true crime book I‘m listening to 4y
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Minervasbutler
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wonky Still on it 5y
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Minervasbutler
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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Vampires are real, but they prey on our minds. This is generally classed as horror, and there are some pretty horrific bits but it's so much more. Maybe a touch over-long, but for the most part a cracking read with some really memorable characters.

rabbitprincess Yeek, scary cover! 😱 5y
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Minervasbutler
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OK so she's a murderous mind -vampire but I kinda like Melanie ;)

Nebklvr Ouch! 5y
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Minervasbutler
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Yay I hit another milestone last night! Thanks to all my Litsy friends. I love this place!

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Minervasbutler
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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“Here‘s the deal. Willi‘s bought the rights to a paperback best-seller called The White Slaver. It‘s a piece of formulized shit written for illiterate fourteen-year-olds and the kind of lobotomized house wife that lines up to buy the new Harlequin romances each month. Jack-off material for intellectual quadriplegics. Naturally it sold about three million copies. We got the rights before it was published."
Ah the glamour of Hollywood!

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Reita325
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A masterpiece by one of my favorite writers.

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Horrortorte
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No doubt about that...

#horror #insanity #psychopath

Andrew65 🤯 4y
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Kirstin
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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I love #readinginbed reading in bed's my favourite. 🤗 #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading Oh I love Dan Simmons but haven't heard of this book. Creepy cover though...! 6y
Kirstin @RealLifeReading It's a creepy book! Darker than other Dan Simmons I've read. 6y
tricours Did it start making sense? 6y
Kirstin @tricours It did but I thought the book was a mess. It ended up getting 2 stars from me. Not worth the length. 6y
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Kirstin
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This book is so weird. 100 pages in and I have no idea what is going on.

MrBook 😻😻😻 6y
Texreader I have that exact same duvet cover and a black cat to match. Eerie! 😻 6y
BookBabe 😻 6y
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Eyelit Just 700 more to go!? 😆 your kitty seems happy. 6y
valeriegeary Hmmmm.... Might be time for a new book? 🤔 6y
tricours Oh no, I have high hopes for this one! 6y
Kirstin @Texreader Yay for IKEA! 😊 and black cats! 😻 6y
Kirstin @Eyelit Right? I'm a bit worried! 😩 Persephone is in her happy place 😊 6y
Kirstin @valeriegeary I'm in it for the long haul. I usually love Dan Simmons and I'm hoping it will all come together soon. Fingers crossed 6y
Kirstin @tricours Me too! I really hope it starts to make sense soon! 6y
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BookishTrish
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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Today's Kindle daily deal is not to be missed, horror fans! I picked up two old favourites for $2.99 each

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Liberty
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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Still not done trying to scare myself this weekend (although I'm starting to wish I'd picked a shorter book.) 😝☠️📚

Readingrobin That cover is scary to me!👀 6y
Kirstin I hear you! I chose to end the month with Insomnia by King, only 400 pages in, 500 to go. 😳 6y
2BR02B I just picked this up, as it's a kindle daily deal today... and then saw it's 800 pages long. Yikes. 6y
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[DELETED] 1418060470 @Liberty I'd recommend The Terror by the same author. 6y
Peterdamien I loved Drood, and The Terror, and a couple of others by Simmons but man, could i not get through Carrion Comfort. I need to retry sometime soon. 6y
jlabombard10315 The cover looked creepy enough that I had to research it. Sounds good to me! 6y
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Kirstin
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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I missed you Litsy! It's good to be back! Now I need to play catch-up with all the challenges. I always thought this was a great #creepycover 😱😳 I haven't read it yet. #booktober

BibliophileMomma 😱😱 6y
Marchpane So creepy *shudder* 6y
tricours Nice cover! 6y
bmsddk Great cover choice 😵 Glad you're back! 6y
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Kirstin
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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I decided to go with Bram Stoker winners because, horror ❤️ #awardwinners #booktober

RealLifeReading Great picks! 6y
Texreader Excellent choice of award winners!! 6y
Bklover What an AWESOME bunch of books!! 6y
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MisledYouth439
Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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It was the third Thursday of the month. Saul was almost sure it was the third Thursday. They came on the third Thursday. But not always. Perhaps not this Thursday. Saul pulled his forearms in front of his face and curled into an even tighter fetal position.