Reviews of Looking for Kelly Dahl (1995)
Review by clong (2007-03-02)
I haven't read much by Dan Simmons, but everything I have read has been very good. "Looking for Kelly Dahl" is one of those rare stories where the more you think about it, the better it works.
Very little is what it seems in a novella that starts our like a very cool Twilight Zone episode, and then goes on to explore some very powerful, and very unexpected themes. In some ways it is a very simple tale about a hunt, a story about only two characters.
This is a story about opportunities lost, mistakes made, and the evil that follows. I loved it.