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No More Heroes,
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This review is from: Sandman Slim: Stories (Sandman Slim Novels) (Hardcover)
Another antihero hits the streets in the shape of Stark, a recent escapee from Hell.
Killed by jealous 'friends' he is back after 11 years trying to figure out why his ex-girlfriend is dead and at the same time plotting revenge on his murderers.
Without giving too much away, this could have been Urban Fantasy by the numbers - something which has affected the Dresden series recently.
It isn't though and Kadrey (who I had never heard of previously) has concoted a world that is familiar yet disturbing.
Strong prose, a tight plot and believable,fallible characters.
If you like Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman or Mike Carey, chances are you will power through this.
A good start to a new series.
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Initial post: 17 May 2013 15:14:56 BDT
Mr. S. J. Rapaport says:
I am indeed powering through this, though James' habit of stealing a car whenever the urge strikes him (when he always has free transport anyway) is wearing a bit thin. Surely his amorality could come out in more original ways over time...
In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2013 07:51:09 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Good point! Try Mike Carey's excellent Felix Castor series. My favourite series.
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