Sandman Slim

Kadrey, Richard

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sandman Slim
A wild, weird, nail-biting supernatural thriller about a magician/hitman returned from hell, in the bestselling tradition of Christopher Moore.

Publisher: New York : EOS, c2009.
ISBN: 9780061714306
Characteristics: 388 p. ;,19 cm.


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Oct 09, 2014
  • kaylahhancock12 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Could not stand the character. He's a 30 something year old man with a hell of a chip on his shoulder. He was too immature which made the book drag on and on.

Oct 07, 2013
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A bit flat. For riotous fun, you should try Simon R. Green's "Shaman Bond" series.

Aug 14, 2013
  • deirdre17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is NOT great literature, but it is one heck of a ride. Dark, wild, testosterone fueled, horribly funny, filled with some of the greatest characters we'll never get to meet--and the women--sweet and strong and so beautiful!....Yeah, if you have one particle of badass in you, you'll enjoy this hero and his steel-toed boot stomp through the LA you will love to hate. This is the fun stuff, folks, this is a big treat.

Nov 06, 2012
  • varies rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Given the set up for this book not much happened within the first 150 pages. Maybe there was a payoff to be had later. I'll never know. The first-person narrator liked to blather along and the author set him up with all the tools he needed to get his vengeance. The book would have been much more interesting if the main character had either
a. Got right down to the vengeance business
b. Given some details about what his time in hell was like
c. Had some actual obstacles to overcome early on

Oct 18, 2012
  • marilynnebooks rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable, interesting read with tough, irreverent, extremely violent hero. The black humour adds spice to the book. Looking forward to book 2.

Jul 17, 2012
  • ssollie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This one grabbed me. I love dark humor and found this by finding what others Dresden Files lovers would like. I've got the second book reserved and look forward to starting it.

Dec 11, 2011
  • jdsharpnack rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Heaven vs. Hell. Main character escapes from hell after 11 years to track down those who sent him there. Fun but not great.

Oct 11, 2011
  • ColemanRidge rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

So the guy who got sent to Hell alive and got work down there as a hit man escapes and meets a nice girl who is trying to quit drinking. Turns out she is still up for occasional mass slaughter, so long as it doesn't entail shooting people full of digestive enzymes and then sucking them dry. They have a lovely first date killing hordes of magicians, demons, and Things from the Void, and then he has to leave her because his Destiny, because his Vengeance, because his Deeply Wounded Soul, and because the author has a mortgage to pay and a viable series character, which means no character development can occur for at least three more books. This is why I wind up reading literature instead of pulp, even though literature is too hard for me in every way.

Oct 02, 2011
  • gemmamaria rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Will, don't tell anyone! I adore these books! Kadrey sweet talks you into his world, ties you down (actually you volunteered) and subjects you to the filth and glory of his imagination!

Sep 14, 2011
  • wilstyles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this - first book of a series, I think the third is just coming out now. Sandman Slim is part of circle practicing magic when his circle turns on him and banishes him to hell. Eleven years later he escapes and he's back for revenge. Set in griddy L.A., it's supernatural and awesome!

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Sep 03, 2013
  • NotAllWhoWanderAreLost rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I'm trying very hard not to think about anything I'm doing. Of all the iffy things I've ever done in my life, I've never had to ditch a body before. While it's giving me a migraine right now, I think the fact that I'm not an expert on corpse disposal says a lot of good things about me and my life choices.”

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