I am a big fan of the Sandman Slim series, especially the narration by MacLeod Andrews who just NAILS the character. Thus, I tried some of the author’s other books, The Grand Dark and Dead Set. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and yet I feel that my expectations were met. Both books deal with grim worlds and the occult. I think I could identify them as Kadrey books even without knowing, but that might be some really strong hindsight bias. I read The […]
I continue with my end of year promise to finish several started but unfinished books before beginning anything new. Next up: Devil Said Bang, Sandman Slim #4. Maybe it was the month or few between starting and picking it back up, but this one seemed to have a lot less action, and a lot more of Stark inside his own head or contemplating his situation or himself. I’m not complaining about this, it just seems a little different from the previous novels in the series. […]
Episode 1-33: We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It Wherein I review: 128. Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire 129. Crooked by Austin Grossman 130. The Steel Remains (A Land Fit For Heroes #1) by Richard K. Morgan 131. Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim #10) by Richard Kadrey 132. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames 133. The Invisible Library (Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman I wax ecstatic over the recent trend of inclusion of homosexuality in fantasy and fiction and how it makes all the […]
It’s so hard to talk about the 10th book in a series without getting into spoilers. The Sandman Slim series is my very very favorite book series. Of all time. It is currently unfolding, but I truly do love it more than any series I have ever read or am currently reading. It’s difficult for me to talk about because I want everybody to read it, so I go into too much detail and then start reading whole chapters out loud. But I want you to have to experience I’ve had of not knowing what’s going to happen next.
Given the intricacy and violence of the other two books in the series I’ve read, I was a little surprised at how tame Lucifer actually was in Kill the Dead. I was all ready for some kind of intricate, elaborate super-scheme when the devil hires Stark at the end of Sandman Slim for bodyguard duty. The only thing for most of the novel that Lucifer seemed to be up to was actually supervising his biopic and using that as an excuse to stay away from […]