Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I used to be a great fan of horror novels and movies during school and early college days in the eighties so imagine my surprise when i see this book of which i have no idea topping a list of the greatest horror novels of all times on good reads. It was placed above dracula,stand,it etc etc.on the list.
So obviously I had to read it.
It is entertaining and engrossing but not really a horror novel.
It is more on the lines of Robert Ludlum or Alistair Mclean with expected plot twists, stock characters and the obligatory apocalyptic climax.
The pace is also variable with the plot dragging at some points.
I don’t think Dan Simmons is anywhere even near Stephen King.
The redeeming thing about the book is its descriptions of the atrocities in the Nazi concentration camps and it is in these portions that Dan Simmons really shines and that is why I would recommend this book so that new readers can know what cruelty we human beings are capable of.
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