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.
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.
'Carrion Comfort is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that'
'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
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||1st July 2010|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Horror,|
|Categories:||Horror & ghost stories,|
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. Author photo © Cliff GrassmickMore About Dan Simmons