Sandman Slim

Sandman Slim

By Richard Kadrey

  • Release Date: 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 218 Ratings
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Description

“An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece.”
—William Gibson

“A sharp-edged urban fantasy, drenched in blood and cynicism, tipping its hat to Sam Peckinpah, Raymond Chandler, and the anti-heroes of Hong Kong cinema….A bravura performance.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“I couldn’t put it down.”
—Charlaine Harris

Sandman Slim has arrived—a wild and weird, edge-of-your-seat supernatural roller-coaster rider that propels author Richard Kadrey to the forefront of the fantasy, thriller, and a host of other literary genres. This spellbinding, utterly remarkable tale of a vengeful magician/hitman’s return from hell is part H.P. Lovecraft, part Christopher Moore, part Jim Butcher, and totally, unabashedly dark, twisted, and hilarious.

Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By AllieGB
    Sandman Slim is what would happen if Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Dorsey's novels all got together and had a baby. Well-developed characters, fast-paced action, and a beautifully designed fantasy world of angels, demons, and all the pixies in between. Enjoyed every minute and have already purchased the next in the series.
  • Sandman Slim

    3
    By Typing monkeys
    Different, entertaining enough to finish the book.
  • Compelling body of work

    5
    By Vic S
    Harry Potter meets Constantine meets Cobra.
  • Really good

    4
    By Thisisnotunique
    This was a great book. Held my attention from start to finish. On the iPod, the book sometimes lost its place and I had to find where I left off.
  • Great!

    5
    By CXA 13
    Funny, morbid, and just plain disturbing. Sandman Slim is a great book. It has a interesting story that is easy to follow. The writing is fluid and quick paced. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fiction. Your bound to get a load of morbid chuckles form this book.
  • Good

    4
    By Akymb
    It was funny; I liked the characters though it could've been better w less rambling from stark and an explanation of why he's called sandman slim??
  • This was a good time.

    5
    By Justplainscott
    This was a 99 cent book with pretty good reviews, so I bought it on a whim. What I got was a really good time and a few morbid chuckles, to boot. Stark/Slim is a great antihero and he doesn't seem to have any illusions about himself. I'm hooked. I'll read more of this when I have time. Thanks for a fun read, Mister Kadrey.
  • Superb

    5
    By Mahalis
    Incredible book. Great characters, impeccably told story... just a fantastic read overall.
  • Awesome Book!

    5
    By Punk2617
    Well written, funny,violent and easy to read.
  • Good Read

    5
    By mikelo1967
    Humor mixed with not so bad demons, questionable angels and a mix of bad good guys and good bad ones. God the devil and the mistakes they both make. Add in a likable killer and it is hard not to enjoy. I can't wait for the next one.

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