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Song of Kali
Song of Kali
Author: Dan Simmons
Robert Luczak, an American journalist on assignment in Calcutta, experiences firsthand unforgettably horrifying proof of the existence of the Cult of Kali. — Despite the banishment of the evil Goddess of Destruction thousands of years ago, Her terrible power lives--in the bleeding souls of followers who kill to give Her life. Luczak's nightma...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812525663
ISBN-10: 0812525663
Publication Date: 11/1986
Pages: 311
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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flooblover avatar reviewed Song of Kali on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Although this was an interesting story, it didn't really pick up until the last 75 pages. I was also expecting something along the lines of terrifying and ghoulish with shock treatments abound (which is what is written on the back cover). I was deeply disappointed. I was left at the end of the book saying "is that it"?
mayqueene avatar reviewed Song of Kali on
Helpful Score: 1
I really did enjoy this book, despite the fact that it was a tiny bit hard for me to get into at first. A good ole style scare horror story that I expect to get from this author.
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Harpua avatar reviewed Song of Kali on + 15 more book reviews
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.
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A good book.
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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
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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.

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