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Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
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Jul 27, 11

This is a very early novel by the brilliant Dan Simmons and the edition I read was the 30th anniversary edition so it was also interesting to read the author's notes at the beginning (something Mr Simmons almost never does otherwise).

The plot of the book concerns people who have an ability to control others - meat puppet style - and the struggle between them and the people caught up in their maelstrom of violence. The book is, in essence, a long essay on the nature of dominance and violence but with some wonderfully imagined scenes of mayhem to keep up the pace. Like many other of Simmons' books I found it slow to start then impossible to put down.

Like his other books it's a brick of a thing but if you like science based horror this this is a beauty.

Only downside was that the edition I read had quite a few typos in it.

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