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As subtle as an enchanted, sawn off shotgun
on 20 June 2017
If you bundle Jack Reacher up with John Constantine and give him the hide of a rhinocerous, you might end up with someone like James Stark, AKA Sandman Slim, recently escaped after 11 tough years in Hell. What follows is a bullet riddled, gore splattered, revenge tale as Stark indulges in a murderous vendetta against those who sent him "Downunder" and killed his lover.
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 romance, fairies or subtlety. Do read if you like sardonic, violent anti-heroes, wanton destruction and supernatural horror reference spotting.