Song of Kali
, Science Fiction
Dan Simmons is known for his massive novels. This is not one of them. Why? Well, it's rare that you'll find a horror author who started out their career with a massive tome as their debut novel. Why? Because money, that's why. Straub had Julia, King had Carrie, McCammon had Baal, and Simmons had thi...
Synopsis: Calcutta: a monstrous city of immense slums, disease and misery, is clasped in the embrace of an ancient cult. At its decaying core is the Goddess Kali: the dark mother of pain, four-armed and eternal, her song the sound of death and destruction. Robert Luczak has been hired by Harper's to...
A 300-page diatribe against Calcutta, which city evidently offended Simmons at some point.His hero, Bobby Luczak, is a coward who behaves stupidly and illogically; he's an effete literary type who one would think would treat his mathematician wife with some respect, but who repeatedly hides things f...
undecided about how I feel about this book. perfectly ambivalent.
This is a novel that I really wanted to like. I'm a fan of Dan Simmons, have heard good things about this book, and thought the premise was good. Despite all of those things, I was never able to get into the story. Part of it was that the story was really slow to develop. Another part was that I cou...
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