This a list of my favourite Dan Simmons in order of preference.
5. Drood: This is an inventive book that speaks of Charles Dickens and his creature friend Drood. It has a very old school flavour that recalls the Dickens stories and a well-developed narrative that stays compelling throughout its very long length.
4. The Song of Kali: This story is about the city of Calcutta that holds and interesting area, but one that is also prone to suffering and torture. Some interesting ornaments also hold your attention, such as goddess Kali.
3. Children of the Night: This is an interesting story of people who hold a child that could be a cure to diseases and who is chased by vampiric creatures. The somewhat gothic setting of the novel makes it as compelling as any others he’s written.
2. Summer of Night: This novel displays a need to put children from a school at the forefront as they conquer an evil that overtakes their school and general area. This book had a particularly exciting conclusion and some well-developed characters.
1. Carrion Comfort: This book has a great deal to do with Nazis and a person’s struggle to free himself from imprisonment. The dark mood of this very historically oriented novel makes it the best in the Simmons catalogue. Carrion Comfort is very intense and exciting reading.