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158. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey...

September 16, 2009
sandman slimAbout the book:
Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.

Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.

Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.

Darkly twisted, irreverent, and completely hilarious, Sandman Slim is the breakthrough novel by an acclaimed author.

drey's thoughts:
I loved the first line on the inside cover. Life sucks, and then you die. I saw this on another blog (so wish I could remember where!) and thought it looked cool. Then I got it from the library, and it was cool. Darkly twisted? Definitely. Irreverent? In droves. Hilarious? Oh yeah--I laughed out loud in places.

In Sandman Slim, Richard has managed to present characters that are believable and real--never mind that Stark has been in Hell for the past 11 years. As a human. And survives. Never mind that there's magic and demons and angels scattered throughout the book.

If you like Harry Dresden, you'll love the snarky Stark with his ragged "fashion", bad-a$$ "friends", and head companion.

Title: Sandman Slim
Author: Richard Kadrey
ISBN-10: 0061714305
ISBN-13: 978-0061714306
Hardcover: 388 pages (itty bitty hardcover, though)
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2009

Challenges: 100+, Pub, Support Your Local Library


Kaye said...

Hi Drey, I have given you an award so please stop by when you get a chance. Have a great week and happy reading!

Sheila Deeth said...

Okay, this definitely sounds like one for me. I must have heard that expression a million times.

afineday said...

Thanks for posting a write up on this novel! I know a Dresden fan that should be really happy to hear about this book!

Ladytink_534 said...

Lol, sounds awesome. So going on my want to read list!

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