The Perdition Score
Sandman Slim returns in a stunning, high-octane thriller filled with the intense kick-ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.
The request from Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council, couldn’t come at a better time for James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. For a man who’s most recently met Death—and death...more
Right now only? Please give yourself some credit, My Yummy One (MYO™), your world is all hilarity, merriment and gleeful chuckles ALL the time. I mean, you were pretty much born totally
The Perdition Score is a good summer read. Sure it is lesser Sandman Slim but I still love James and enjoy every moment spent with him. The Getaway God could have concluded the series but thankfully for us Richard Kadrey is not finished with James and neither are we. This is the 8th book of the series and I could easily read 88 more.
"Life is a bucket of shit with a barbed-wire handle."
All of my favorite characters are back again; James Stark, Candy(Chihiro), Kasabian, Vidocq, Mustang Sal ...more
I obviously really liked this come back, the dialogues, the sarcastic and violent take on life and everything around it that James Stark has but his existential angst was a bit too much for me.
Also, I really, really missed the Room of 13 Doors. I mean, it is bad enough that I have to go around a big (although not as big as LA) city e ...more
James is one of those great flawed characters that is trying his best to do the right thing and get a somewhat normal life. The problem is nothing is normal where he is concerned. As usual he just ...more
My guess is if you're reading The Perdition Score you're already well-acquainted with Jim Stark (AKA Sandman Slim) and his world. If not, set Perdition Score aside and begin this wonderful, unique series with Kadrey's 2009 Sandman Slim. At this point in the series there's a lot of back story, and you'll be lost without all of that under your belt.
But if you are familiar, then you know what to expect, mo ...more
This was an excellent continuation of the Sandman Slim series. I felt like this book was more in keeping with earlier books in the series. It does start a bit slow, but once it finds its stride the book was very hard to put down.
This book did a great job of starting a newish storyline for Stark. I feel like the last few books have kind of been a bit wandering and transitional. Stark does spend some time whining and bitching in the beginning of this book, but he does hit his stride again as the ...more
That glowing review aside, this isn't my favorite of the series...even not being the fav child..it still beats the brakes off most urban fantasy out today. It's fun from front to back and I want po ...more
The Perdition Score shows us James Stark enmired in what ma ...more
Oh, and PLEASE, stop tying in plot points from the last books as reminders of what happened. The 'pretend to naturally list of series of events ...more
I just can't believe that each time I still love every bit of each story and when it ends I find myself wanting to hear more. I think that The Perdition Score is the weakest sandman novels yet but I still loved it. I will just have to look forward to the next book in the series if ...more
James Stark has escaped from Hell; unwillingly returned to rule it; defeated ancient gods; ended a nascent zombie apocalypse; and generally made a name for himself among the magickal community, as Sandman Slim, the Monster Who Kills Monsters. He's an Abomination, the child of an angel and a human.
He's not a very happy guy, except for his relationship with Chihiro (who is really Candy, a Jade and quite possibly more than a match for him in a fight).