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Brand: Simmons, Dan
Item Dimensions: 8285439093
Label: Tor Books
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Tor Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 320
Publication Date: January 15, 1998
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: January 15, 1998
Studio: Tor Books
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Dan Simmon's Song of Kali is a bone-chilling novel that fans of horror fiction won't want to miss
Think you know true fear? You don't.
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Maybe you're ready for the most truly frightening reading experience of your life, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel that's been terrifying readers for over thirty years.
"O terrible wife of Siva / Your tongue is drinking the blood, / O dark Mother! O unclad Mother." It is remarkable that prior to writing this first novel, Dan Simmons had spent only two and a half days in Calcutta, a city "too wicked to be suffered," his narrator says. Fortunately back in print after several years during which it was hard to obtain, this rich, bizarre novel practically reeks with atmosphere. The story concerns an American poet who travels with his Indian wife and their baby to Calcutta to pick up an epic poem cycle about the goddess Kali. The Bengali poet who wrote the poem cycle has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Horror critic Edward Bryant calls Song of Kali "an exactingly constructed, brutal, and uncompromising study of the degree to which an evil place may permeate and steep all that makes us human" and writes that it embodies "the stance of a psychologically violent novel about a violent society as a defensible and indisputably moral work of art." Song of Kali won a World Fantasy Award. --Fiona Webster
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