This was my first book from Dan Simmons. It seemed to get pretty good reviews and I had a few others of his sitting on my shelf, so when I picked up this one, his first, I thought why not start at the beginning with his works. Well I can't say that this is a great book, but I can't say that it's horrible either. I just wasn't moved by it as some others were. Sure he put some good words down on paper, he describes his settings, locations and characters well, but the story just didn't work for me. I think this may have worked better as a short story or novella, but as a full length, the pace was just too slow.
If I hadn't heard such great things about Dan, I may stop with this book, but I will continue on and read some of his newer works to see if he's improved. So many seem to love him, I really want to give him a shot.
SONG OF KALI is as harrowing and ghoulish as anyone could wish. Simmons makes the stuff of nightmare very real indeed. LOCUS
Where Stephen King flinches, Simmons doesn't.--EDWARD BRYANT
Robert Luczak is sent to Calcutta to retrieve a manuscript and finds himself embroiled in a dark plot to return the Hindu goddess Kali to earth and power. Good reading copy, faint bend to book, cover and spine creased, edges rubbed, small tear on one page. 311 pages.