“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
“If Simon R. Green wrote an episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter, it would read much like Sandman Slim – violent, vivid, non-stop action of the supernatural kind. I couldn’t put it down.” Charlaine Harris
“The most hard-boiled piece of supernatural fiction I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. … all confident and energetic and fresh and angry. I loved this book and all its screwed-up people.” Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother
“Paced like greased lightning (watch out for friction burns on your turning finger), blend the movie-ish delights of tough guy noir and such smart-mouthgore-fests as “Reanimator” and “Army of Darkness”, seasoned by soupcons of Gaimanian romanticism and Koontzian sentiment.” Booklist
“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--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Escaped from Hell, Barred from Heaven, Guess that only leaves L.A.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
Escaped from Hell, Barred from Heaven, Guess that only leaves L.A.
Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero.
Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you skip the dying, get betrayed by your friends, and spend the next eleven years trapped in Hell.
You don’t survive the devil’s playground without learning a few tricks, Stark is not the man he once was – over a decade of fighting hellion monsters will do that to a person. He’s escaped, and is back in LA, seeking revenge.
But the road to absolution proves longer than expected and it doesn’t take long for Stark to realize that both Heaven and Hell have their own plans for his future.
Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Richard Kadrey has published five novels, including Sandman Slim, Butcher Bird and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, and his short story “Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye” was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.