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Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Kadrey
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim—aka James Stark—is, quite simply, one of the most outrageous uber-anti-heroes ever to kick serious butt on this or any other world or dimension.

In his previous three adventures—Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, and Aloha from Hell—Stark has fled Hell for California, taken on angels, demons, outlaw bikers, zombies, covert government operatives, and all manner of monsters, while saving humankind from total annihilation on numerous occasions. But in Devil Said Bang, he finally assumes the role he was destined for: as the new Lucifer, ruler of the Underworld.

Combining outrageously edgy humor with a dark and truly twisted vision, Richard Kadrey has once again delivered a masterful amalgam of action novel, urban fantasy, and in-your-face horror that will delight a wide range of readers—from Christopher Moore and Warren Ellis fans to the devoted adherents of Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon Green.


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Praise for Sandman Slim:

“The perfect escapist storyline … side-splittingly funny. … gruesome slapstick mixed with down-and-dirty Hammett-esque mayhem and double-dealing. … If you’ve been hoping someone would bring the full-strength SoCal toxic waste to the urban fantasy game, then Sandman Slim is your poison.” io9.com

“The best B movie I’ve read in at least twenty years. An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece, Sandman Slim swerves hell-bent through our culture’s impacted gridlock of genres…it’s like watching Sergio Leone and Clive Barker co-direct from a script by Jim Thompson and S. Clay Wilson.” William Gibson on Sandman Slim

“Nicotine and octane in equal parts might come close to the high-energy buzz from Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim. Crisp world building, recognizable and fully-realized characters, and a refreshingly unique storytelling style make for an absorbing read.Sandman Slim is my kind of hero.” Kim Harrison on Sandman Slim

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Praise for Sandman Slim: "The perfect escapist storyline ... side-splittingly funny. ... gruesome slapstick mixed with down-and-dirty Hammett-esque mayhem and double-dealing. ... If you,ve been hoping someone would bring the full-strength SoCal toxic waste to the urban fantasy game, then Sandman Slim is your poison." io9.com "The best B movie I,ve read in at least twenty years. An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece, Sandman Slim swerves hell-bent through our culture,s impacted gridlock of genres...it,s like watching Sergio Leone and Clive Barker co-direct from a script by Jim Thompson and S. Clay Wilson." William Gibson on Sandman Slim "Nicotine and octane in equal parts might come close to the high-energy buzz from Richard Kadrey,s Sandman Slim. Crisp world building, recognizable and fully-realized characters, and a refreshingly unique storytelling style make for an absorbing read.Sandman Slim is my kind of hero." Kim Harrison on Sandman Slim

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1067 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; Reprint edition (28 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JLDAS2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #398,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what the hell? 11 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What I could read of this book is great.
Unfortunately, someone screwed up on the Kindle formatting as once you get to about 60% of the book, the book just repeats itself, so most of the second half is missing.
Hope this gets sorted soon.

Ammended Review:
All problems sorted now, just delete the book then redownload.
Bloody good book. Nicely set up for the next book.
Stark & Saint James at their level best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Humour action packed uber violent. 8 Mar. 2013
By bart
Format:Kindle Edition
Read the first 3 books before this one, although it does a good review of the salient parts of the previous books you'll get a lot more out of it if you read them first as this is definately a continuation and does not really stand alone. This is a very, very good book, but its the least of the four so far written.

Sandman Slim's stuck in Hell. His angel side's left him in Hell and returned to earth to do who knows what damage to Starks reputation up there. To make matter's worse he's become the new Lucifer, not a job he wants, and of course everyone still wants to kill him. Its just they're all bigger scarier and nastier would be murderers in Hell. Oh and Hell's a mess after Lucifer abandoned it and Mason ran it into the ground gearing up for his war on Heaven. So Stark's got some rebuilding to do. In order to do that he has to learn Hell's politics, which he's not happy about. As Stark comment's,

"I can't believe I'm learning how politics and court intrigue work. I feel a little dirty. I miss punching people. "

Stark has some new toys, Lucifers armour which makes it almost impossible to kill him, a magic 8 Ball weapon that kills in intriguing ways before returning to him and steam punk hellhounds. But all Stark wants to do is get back to earth, get back his girl Candy, and get revenge on his angel half who abandoned him in Hell. Only as ever its not that simple for Stark.

The first part of the book's slow in comparison to the other three books in the series, but still retains enough action to keep you reading, but its when he returns to earth that the story picks up the tempo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series is back on track. What a great read! 8 July 2013
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Devil Said Bang takes place exactly 100 days after the end of Aloha From Hell and once again Kadrey is at the top of the writing game. With great characters that continue to evolve, unbelievable twists and turns and a fabulous gripping storyline with the expected gory narrative, you will be gasping for the next instalment in the Sandman Slim series. The book starts with Stark settling in as the new Lucifer, but he doesn't have the Key to Thirteen Doors so he cannot escape Hell and head back to LA. when his underlings try to assassinate him, he managed to find a missing piece of Lucifer's armour that allows him to visualise himself out of Hell. This is just the opportunity he's been waiting for, do he decides to leave the operational running of Hell to Semyezah (the hellion general he saved from Tartarus) and hotfoots it back to LA only to discover everyone he cared about has moved on assuming he'd passed away. Furthermore, the very fabric of the universe is changing and ghosts, dream weavers and people are being killed by a murderous child ghost. Aelita once again makes an appearance and Stark is fighting to save himself and the universe from imploding. Fortunately, he gets to merge back with Saint James, has the Key to Thirteen Doors returned and also abdicates the Hellish thrown of Lucifer. What can possibly go wrong in the next book? I can't wait to read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder and Mayhem 12 Aug. 2014
By CathyR
Format:Kindle Edition
Stark, still tucked away in Pandemonium in his role as Lucifer, finds himself totally bored with admin work, dealing with Hellions and trying to sort out the chaos that is Hell so he is almost relieved when he’s on the receiving end of assassination attempts. At least it livens things up a bit and he can forget about court politics. Hell is just a lot of administration and red tape with infighting thrown into the mix.

After telling Candy when he left he would only be a few days but has now actually been stuck in Hell for months, Stark is absolutely ready to go home. And, of course, when he gets there via Hellion Hawg, LA is in big trouble. Reality has taken a nose dive and a killer ghost along with Aelita are causing havoc while the Dreamers are doing their best to hold reality together. Stark and St James have parted company so Stark no longer has the key to the room of thirteen doors but he returns from Hell in Lucifer’s armour and with a new and fascinating weapon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hell of Escapism 28 Jun. 2013
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Fantastic series of books!

Start with Sandman Slim and never look back, heaven, hell and a crumbling LA take your pick, not that there is much difference in this classic gritty gung ho in your face action packed horror fest with one of the best anti heroes to grace the pages of a book.

All Hail Sandman Slim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 7 April 2013
By Deckerd
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The premise of this episode is so ridiculous it's genius. Without spoiling, we find our hero starting the episode back in Hell and as before trying to get the hell outta there. Only this time there's a delicious twist. The violence gets even more extreme as the story unfolds but the dialogue just keeps getting funnier. I laughed a lot and was even forced to read out bits to annoyed OH, who wanted to know what all the fuss was about. As usual there's an apocalypse for LA almost upon them and it's up to Stark to stop it. This time he does get some help from an unlikely friend. I can't imagine where the next book would go since it's hard to imagine anything more outrageous than this one. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I like this series will read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
outstanding
Published 2 months ago by J. Westwood Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Good follow on
As with the previous books, Richard Kadrey did not disappoint! Have love the series from first to last. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Bang Bang BANG!
I love this series and the inventions. There is an awful lot of backstory explanations for newbies which can get in the way of the story for the devotees.
Published 11 months ago by Inspector Gadget
1.0 out of 5 stars Good idea dragged too far and now disappearing inside itself
This series was funny but is now just self-possessed.
Published 11 months ago by Elsmier
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough
Well I just can't get enough of Sandman Slim. Cynical, foul-mouthed, paranoid little Prince of Darkness that he is. One book rolls steadily into the other. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Raven Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The books are getting better and better
With the old gods wanting to say 'remember us', the denizens of hell getting uppity, and killer ghost children it's a pretty strange... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Devil Said Bang
Love all these books , well written and interesting need to get the latest book when it comes out. Very good.
Published 23 months ago by Mrs FM Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Continues the story
If you like his other books then you'll like this too. The story is a little laboured but the humour is still there and the crazy antics continue.
Published 24 months ago by Kelpie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I love Sandman Slim, he is the perfect anti Hero. The stories a pack with fantasy, horror but also a lot of comedy. Read more
Published on 17 May 2013 by K8davies
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