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Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
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Jan 28, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 28 to March 17, 2012

"Gritty" doesn't accurately describe Kadrey's hard-boiled Urban Fantasy. "Dirty" does. Not for the squeamish, Sandman Slim is the antithesis of the sparkly, eroticized Paranormal Romance craze. Having escaped from the coliseum of hell where his hatred for God, the devil, and pretty much 2/3 of the human race has infinitely fermented, Kadrey's protag transports through the shadows of the L.A. streets in search of the scum that betrayed him. There's lots of swagger, punchy one-liners, foul language, and a compelling hierarchy of supernatural beings, mortals being at the bottom of the food chain. In a world of glittering vampires, Chippendale lycanthropes, and leather-clad female Ninjas, I found Sandman Slim rather refreshing.
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