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Dan Simmons

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by lenny nero, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    I finished it last week and I really enjoyed it. With the detail he went into with the cold and darkness of the never-ending winter, I probably should have read this book in the summer -- this winter was already bitter enough!
     
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    You should try Carrion comfort Spark, it's one of the scarriest book i ever read. By far one of the best of Simmons.

    Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
     
  3. sparkchaser

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    Thanks Thomas, I'll look into it.
     
  4. chiangmaifalcon

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    Dan Simmons wrote some of my favorite detective novels, about PI named Kurtz from Buffalo, NY. he also wrote a book of horror short stories whcih included a story about vampires in Bangkok, which I would like to read again, but do not remember name of book.
     
  5. lenny nero

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    You ain't kiddin'!

    It's a story called Dying in Bangkok from a book called Lovedeath, a great collection of 5 or 6 stories by him. My fave from that one is The Great Lover about an english poet fighting in the WWI trenches. Great stuff.
     
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    Yes thank you. The vampire story is only one I remember as I read it years ago. I will look for it at the used bookstores.
     
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    Check out the plot of his latest, Black Hills:

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    Nice Lenny. This sound good.
    I still have to read Drood though , children of the night stopped me from reading him for a while.
     
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    I've got it and haven't read it yet either Thomas. I'll probably wait until summer though, fewer distractions. Song of Kali wasn't as scary as I'd heard but still really good. Disturbing and sad would be more fitting. Summer of Night is probably the next one I'll get.
     
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    I still have Hyperion sitting on my shelf. Really need to get it together and start on it!
     
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    I never could get through any of the Hyperion Cantos, or any of his sci fi stuff for that matter. I agree with Thomas, Carrion Comfort is a great place to start with him. It's right up there with The Terror as his best.
     
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    I am now afraid to read Carrion Comfort.
     
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    I am a fairly new Dan Simmons convert. I read The Terror last year thanks to a post on this forum and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very creepy, and meticulously researched as well. Can't wait to get back to this author. I am glad for all of the postings here so I will know which ones to avoid.....
     
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    New one coming in July, Flashback.

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    Dan Simmons, I've got nothing at all bad to say about his writing. I loved Summer of Night, Song of Kali (my favorite), and Carrion Comfort. Even after reading just those three, I have already ranked him into my top five favorite horror writers.
     
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    It wasn't until after I'd finished A Winter Haunting that I realized it was a sequel. I'd have read the first book first if I'd known, and maybe it would have made more sense, but as a stand-alone book it sucked.

    I like to give authors a second try, so I'll probably find something else of his to read.
     
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    I'm somewhat new to Simmons but I dig him so far. I loved The Terror and Summer of Night. Drood left me a little cold, Carrion Comfort was pretty good. Song of Kali is in my ereader, I just haven't worked my way down to it yet :)
    My friend Matt swears the Hyperion Cantos is the best thing he's ever read, but I don't generally go for fantasy novels. I dunno...

    **squeal**
     
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    I never got around to reading anything else by Simmons. I just remember the whole time I was reading The Terror I was thinking "This would make a great movie...."
     
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