Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero Life sucks and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe... show more
Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero Life sucks and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Sandman Slim (#1)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I feel like I have been wanting to read this book forever. I bought the ebook more than eight years ago and added the audiobook to my collection nearly six years ago. I am not really sure why it took me so long to finally get started wit...
"Sandman Slim" is a frenetically-paced, relentlessly gore-splattered story, powered by some clever trope-twists on the Christian angel myths and told from the point of view of a magic-using anti-hero whose mood flips from maudlin self-pity through smart-mouthed aggression to lethal frenzied blood lu...
So this was a good read. It had some lenghty parts, that I didn't enjoy too much, but I never had to really start skimming, so all good. The first 2/3rds were really good, it had a nice dark world-building and a pretty fresh feel. Then it went a bit downhill for me. It suddenly was not all that ...
I recently purchased my very first Humble Book Bundle, and this book was part of it. I had wanted to read it for a long time and was excited to get a copy. In the end, my feelings about it were mixed.When we first meet Stark, he has just managed to make it out of Hell, after having spent 11 years th...
~~Moved from GR~~ Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim #1) by Richard Kadrey Recommended for: Fans of gritty, darkly humorous urban fantasy When I first started the book, I disapproved of the main character, James Stark, but I couldn't help liking him. He way way far to the left of the antihero meter; after...