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Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
  

Carrion Comfort

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Simmons is a protean American author who navigates with consummate ease between genres and has won awards for his science fiction and written crime and historical titles. This is a reprint of an early classic novel, a gripping tale of psychic powers, secret societies, vampires, debauchery and slaughter on a worldwide scale. Hailed as one of the great horror novels of the last century by no less than Guillermo del Toro, this is a powerful epic about humanity's deathly attraction to violence. Unmissable.

If you like Dan Simmons you might also like to read books by Neil Stephenson, Diane Setterfield and Tanis Rideout.

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Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

The past. Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. But he will soon fall into the clutches of an evil far older and greater than the Nazis themselves.

The present. A rare few individuals have the Ability - the psychic power to influence the minds of others. Each year they meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of debauchery and slaughter. But this year things are not going according to plan The story that follows spans decades and continents and 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. As well as ranking among the greatest reinventions of the vampire legend, Carrion Comfort explores humanity's attraction to violence and what it means for our future.

Reviews

'Carrion Comfort is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that'
Stephen King.

'Epic in scale and scope but intimately disturbing, Carrion Comfort spans the ages to rewrite history and tug at the very fabric of reality. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever. A true classic'
Guillermo del Toro

About the Author

Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest. He received his Masters in Education from W ashington University in St. Louis in 1971. He worked in elementary education for eighteen years, winning awards for his innovative teaching, and became a full-time writer in 1987. Dan lives in Colorado with his wife, Karen, and has a daughter in her twenties. His books are published in tw enty-nine counties and many of them have been optioned for film.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2010

Author

Dan Simmons

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Author's Website

www.dansimmons.com/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
784 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9781849162210

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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