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Sandman Slim By Richard Kadrey Sandman Slim Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim star of this gripping gritty new series by Richard Kadrey Life sucks and then you die Or if you re James Stark you spend eleven years in Hel

  • Title: Sandman Slim
  • Author: Richard Kadrey
  • ISBN: 9780061714306
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sandman Slim By Richard Kadrey Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series by Richard Kadrey.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 loveSupernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series by Richard Kadrey.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.
    Sandman Slim By Richard Kadrey

    Sandman Slim Series by Richard Kadrey Sandman Slim Richard Kadrey Sandman Slim Sandman Slim has arrived a wild and weird, edge of your seat supernatural roller coaster ride that propels author Richard Kadrey to the forefront of the fantasy, thriller, and a host of Sandman Slim A Novel Kadrey Sandman Slim is a not particularly original but entertainingly written, pure comic book action from beginning to end As such, it s not going to be everybody s cup of tea Don t read if you are looking for Sandman Slim James Sandman Slim Stark, a fast talking, hard boiled, supernatural vigilante, escapes from Hell to avenge his girlfriend s murder and hunt down the magicians responsible for getting him sent Sandman Slim Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series by Richard Kadrey Life sucks and then you die Or, if you re James Stark, you spend eleven years in Sandman Slim Wiki Fandom The Sandman Slim series is a fantasy supernatural occult noir collection of novels There are currently ten volumes, with the tenth released on August st, Each book is narrated by James Sandman Slim

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    1. Patrick on said:

      How could I have gone years without hearing about this book Simply said, I enjoyed it to a ridiculous degree I picked it up mostly because of the blurbs on the back, authors I trust not to lie to me said glowing things I was only 30 pages in when I called the local bookstore to order the other books in the series I like Kadrey s writing It doesn t feel like he s trying desperately to impress me It doesn t feel like he s trying to mimic the big powers in Urban Fantasy Butcher, Harris, Briggs, who [...]

    2. Will Byrnes on said:

      Having recently exited Hell, Stark is rather peeved at those who had sent him there for eleven years, and is eager for revenge He has a fondness for stealing cars and making mayhem Los Angeles comes in for some laugh out loud funny noir treatment Richard Kadrey from his site Richard Kadrey has created a world not unlike Kim Harrison s Inderland, a blended world in which the magical and non magical co exist I love Kadrey s dark sense of humor, which reminds me very much of the Hell Boy series and [...]

    3. Stephen on said:

      WOWZA Rarely have I encountered a main character so loaded with ANGSTY RAGENESS and OMNIDIRECTIONAL BADITUDE as James Stark aka Sandman Slim I mean this guy is full ofARRRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHH d it Now let me say at the outset that I don t read a ton of Keith Urban Fantasy I enjoy The Dresden Files on a casual, non rabid, basis and despite wanting to bitch slap the main character for his all too often bouts of annoying I really liked The Devil You Know and plan on reading of that series and [...]

    4. Orient on said:

      Ohhh, Sandman Slim , what a date it was My first encounter with dear Mr Stark aka lovely Sandman Slim was when I read the great reviews of Sarah, the Murderous I was deeply charmed and intrigued, well mostly because my latest date with Daniel Faust wasn t very gripping for me and I was looking for another great character with some similar abilities in the lead to woot, drool and swoon for And I found him for sure in Sandman Slim Interesting plot with great action, blood, gore and mindblowing hum [...]

    5. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) on said:

      Cunningly shrewdly mercilessly whatever ruling over millions of mostly brain dead murderous crustaceans doesn t mean one cannot be a complete, utter idiot sometimes I mean, look at this delicious little piece of uproariously gruesome beauty here It s been sitting unread on my to be ruthlessly crushed to be read shelf for TWO bloody shrimping years You really have to be some special kind of nitwit a little distracted to let such a disgraceful, revolting thing happen In my defense, I have to say t [...]

    6. Kemper on said:

      Ever read a book and find yourself thinking, This is pretty good, but it could have been face melting awesome This is one of those books for me I really liked it, but found myself picking some serious nits while reading it.Stark was a magician a real magician, not a sawing a woman in half kind who was madly in love with his girlfriend Alice when he was betrayed by another magician named Mason and some others Mason managed to send Stark to hell, but as a living person, not a dead soul 11 years la [...]

    7. Carol. on said:

      After the second read through, I ve come to the conclusion that Sandman Slim is Jason Statham starring in a Simon R Green Nightside story Pulpy urban fantasy on steroids, it s perfect for an adrenalin read, but I recommend a pass if you are in the mood for deep thinking or don t feel up for violence.Jason cough I mean, Stark has made it out of Hell and is looking for revenge Eleven years ago, six fellow members of a magic circle sent him to Hell, and his mission is to kill them all Landing in a [...]

    8. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I guess I m just getting old, but I m so tired I started 3 4 if you count Tooth Fairy which I gave all of 2 stars Urban Fantasies recently I took off my books completely as a waste of time and I didn t even bother to rate or review itother I stopped reading and gave 1 star as another in a long line of anti hero clones etcw this one, and it s the same I don t mind antiheroes, if their good antiheroes This is another mouthy guy with attitude that I can t find even remotely believable, in a world w [...]

    9. mark monday on said:

      mean magician Sandman Slim returns from Hell to smash, slash, burn, beat, maim, and kill it appears his time spent in the lower depth s gladiator arenas has only served to sharpen his skills rather than to mellow his temper fortunately, he s not a bad guy and he s exercising his violent capabilities in Los Angeles, where there is plenty of room and need for such endeavors he s an endearing sort a man on a mission with a heart of gold well maybe not gold, but certainly high quality silver at leas [...]

    10. Felicia on said:

      Men, you want hard boiled urban fantasy Here s a treat Fans of Charlie Huston will get into this just escaped from hell anti hero.

    11. Robert on said:

      If our personalities are derived from the characters and novels we tend to enjoy in my case both reading and writing , then I d make a strong candidate for Shithead of the Year Hell, I don t even need a running mate I suppose I could leave it at that, and just walk away, probably leaving than a few of you scratching your heads But I might as well expound upon my point, because once you start shoveling shit you might as well keep going.You see, James Stark is a character I m not supposed to like [...]

    12. Scott Sigler on said:

      A kick ass book It s DRESDEN FILES meets DEXTER meets DIRTY HARRY Foul mouthed and bad tempered to the gills.You can see the DEXTER influence in this concept Instead of a serial killer who kills serial killers, you have a monster that kills monsters That was one of the few angles of this book that didn t work for me, though, as the main character is human an a monster only in spirit Kadrey has a gift for PULP FICTION esque dialogue, rapid fire and full of creative insults This is book one of a s [...]

    13. Pippa DaCosta on said:

      This is crazy, dirty urban fantasy at its most deliciously brutal Stark don t call him Jimmy is back from Hell, and he s got a one track mind All he wants is to kill the people who put him Downtown 11 years ago, and killed his girl Save the world Hell no Be a hero F ck that He boosts cars like most people catch busses, smokes like a train, and has a knack for not dying And he really doesn t give a shit for anything or anyone only his revenge While he s getting his revenge, people keep getting in [...]

    14. Paul O'Neill on said:

      This was a slobber knocker of a book Entirely original to anything I ve read I thought I d be getting something similar to the Dresden files but it s not at all not that being similar to Dresden would be bad The battle inside Stark s head reminds me of Spawn He s a really kick ass character with a vendetta and the armies of Heaven and Hell exist The magic is really cool Definitely picking up the next book soon.

    15. AH on said:

      Sandman Slim is the story of James Stark Stark has quite a chip on his shoulder He was sent to Hell at age 19 and has languished there for 11 years Stark is out for revenge and wants to kill those responsible for his time Downtown Told from Stark s point of view, the narrative voice combines a wicked sense of humor with irreverence, snark, and the need to get even with those who wronged him Stark is a complex character He is still grieving the death of his first love Alice At the same time, ther [...]

    16. Rick Riordan on said:

      Okay, this is NOT a children s book, just FYI This is noir urban fantasy, like Jim Butcher s Harry Dresden series, but even grittier The main character, James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, is betrayed by a group of powerful magicians and dragged bodily into Hell, where he spends eleven years fighting in the gladiator pits of Lucifer Somehow he survives, and eventually manages to escape back to Los Angeles Now he s looking for the people who betrayed him, but to get revenge, he ll have to navigate a w [...]

    17. colleen the convivial curmudgeon on said:

      So, this book is a basic back for revenge kind of thing Our protagonist gets sent bodily to hell, somehow manages to survive for 11 years, then gets embedded with a magic key that lets him go anywhere, and comes back for revenge after they kill his girl.There are some interesting concepts a bit of a twist that the guy coming back from Hell is still actually alive, some cool weaponry, like the na at which is a weapon from Hell which is pretty mutatable, some magical stuff, so on and so forth.But [...]

    18. Ariel on said:

      Don t be modest, we ve all heard of you Sandman Slim the monster who kills monsters In an effort to regain control over my TBR and my Audible account, I made an excellent executive decision to re listen to Sandman Slim and I think I enjoyed myself so much this second time around.Richard Stark is the anti hero of all anti heroes, a self centered jackass of a magician sent to hell by his magicians circle in exchange for all sorts of excellent power Instead of dying, which is what everyone, includ [...]

    19. Steve on said:

      3 stars, but could have been so much .Okay, so this was a mash up of urban fantasy, LA style noir, gothic punk, with angelic demonic tendencies, along with the potential to be a great story that didn t quite get there.As a 19 year old young man, James Stark was part of a gang heavily involved in magic real magic, the kind that can get you killed and sent to Hell Which is exactly what happened to Stark Sent to hell for 11 years, where he was used by his demonic tormentors in a gladiator like aren [...]

    20. Mogsy (MMOGC) on said:

      Whoa, this was dark And also fun It s got that whole I don t give a fuck attitude emanating off of it in droves, and you know what I actually kinda liked that I ve read urban fantasy in the recent months than I have in years I like the genre I admit it s grown on me But sometimes, I just need an urban fantasy fix that doesn t involve any messy paranormal romances with werewolves, vampires, or faeries, you know what I mean Sandman Slim was the perfect break from that, with its gritty story about [...]

    21. Brian on said:

      Profane, violent, sarcastic, hilarious Kick ass anti hero with a heart of, well, maybe not gold, but perhaps hell fire burnished silver This very likely the first book of a series.

    22. Anne on said:

      Remember that movie The Crow, with Brandon Lee Ok Sandman Slim has that same vibeminus the emo goth boy hero and scruffy little girl with a skateboard.James Stark is the pulp fiction style anti hero of this story, who has literally been to Hell and back Eleven years after being betrayed by a group of magicians, whose leader used Stark as the sacrifice to catapult himself to incredible power, he escapes from Hell with a new name and a new reputation Sandman Slim, the monster who kills monsters As [...]

    23. Edward Lorn on said:

      I don t normally like urban fantasy, nor do I care much for anything involving Heaven, Hell, or any of the mythical beasts roaming around those lands The difference here is Richard Kadrey s writing His prose is faster than a bullet and as vulgar as a sailor pounding the back door out of a two dollar lady of the night If that last sentence offended you, please stay away from Sandman Slim The main character s first person narration is far blue If you like crass descriptions and foul mouth anecdot [...]

    24. Barbara (VampAngel) on said:

      I m not sure if I should be giving it 3 or 4 stars I did enjoy the book a lot, but I have a feeling it is the weakest one in the series, as most first books are This book is straight up Urban Fantasy, not a drop of Paranormal Romance in there This doesn t bug me at all, as I m as much of a fan of UF as I am of PNR I ve been reading a lot of PNR lately which mostly consists of female main characters kicking ass, although I quite enjoy that I was pleased to read a book with a male main character a [...]

    25. KatHooper on said:

      ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature Trust me on this Hell is a tough room James Stark is back and it s time for heads to roll literally His friends managed to get him pulled into Hell and he s spent the last 11 years entertaining Lucifer and Beelzebub in the gladiatorial arena, learning plenty of new skills including how to speak High Hellion, which sounds a lot like barking , and acquiring a couple of useful magical objects Now he s crawled out of the abyss and he s ready for revenge on tho [...]

    26. Ms. Nikki on said:

      The Sandman was the most unintelligent anti hero ever Run into danger, get hurt, do it again with anger Everyone in the story was an asshole, asshat, or an ass I wasn t feeling this story A lot of the characters had the same voice Even steal your soul Lucifer was all hey, can I borrow that This read also over dosed on sarcasm Not for me I d recommend Chuck Wendig s The Blue Blazes over this anytime Chuck s anti hero had heart and the world building was better.

    27. Benji Glaab on said:

      After doing an 11 year tour in hell honing his skills at killing and practically having a threesome with pain and suffering, James Stark has returned to a scum infested L.A.Seeking revenge on ex friends that were at the center of the scheming betrayel that sent Jimmy on a trip downtown Sandman slim could live with that, however wrought with guilt for not being able to protect his only love he s intent on tracking down the man responsible for her death, Mason the plots mastermind and talented mag [...]

    28. D.G. on said:

      2.5 stars I enjoyed the author s turn of phrase but Stark drove me nuts No head whatsoever He thinks coming shooting wildly like a cowboy will solve all his problems and lets everybody and their mother manipulate him to do what they want with him.Stark crawls out of hell to avenge the man who sent him there and killed his girlfriend He has no plan whatsoever and pretty much stumbles upon his enemies while stealing cars and doing crazy shit If there s one thing I don t like in books are stupid ch [...]

    29. Hallie on said:

      I m not going to rate this one, as it would be such a jumbled, but on the other hand , still not sure what I felt kind of rating, it s not worth anything So, on the one hand I really kind of liked Stark, who was most of the time an anti hero with enough basic decency to carry sympathy for some of the things he did, which weren t gentle remonstrances of those with whom he had grievances Actually, it was kind of creatively nasty sometimes, and there was a lot of humour for a book about someone esc [...]

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