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Carrion Comfort

Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, [1989] 636p.

Blue marbled boards with all silver lettering. Spine reads from top to bottom "Simmons" (horizontally) "CARRION (above) COMFORT" "Dark Harvest" (horizontally). Book measures 7 ¼ by 10 ¼. States "FIRST EDITION" on title page. Original price $21.95. DJ front consists of artwork by Dan and Kathleen MacNeil Sherman which is also found throughout the book. Back of DJ has 4 blurbs.

"Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, despair, not feast on thee;

Not untwist--slack they may be--these last strands of man

In me or, most weary, cry I can no more..."

--Gerard Manley Hopkins


Back Cover

Comment: If you undertake this book be prepared to withdraw from friends and family for several days. I am not a huge horror fan and in my opinion this does not constitute a horror novel despite being categorized thus. It is in my opinion one of the most engrossing tomes I have ever encountered. Never again will you view the term "use someone" in the same vein after reading this book. If you look closely you will see a dedication to Wolf Blitzer in the front of the book.