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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I gotta be honest. Sometimes this book gave me the feeling that the paint was still wet and the glue wasn't set. Why the five stars, then? Because I actually gave a crap about what happened next, what twisted bit of ultraviolence was about to be smacked down, and what wisecrack was going to be snapped out and by who.

You don't read Sandman Slim to be entered into the Mysteries of Plot. You read Sandman Slim to find out what kind of damage is going to be unleashed by a guy who, after eleven years, crawls out of the bowels of hell and into the arguably worse pit that is L.A. It doesn't have to make sense all the time. It just has to go fast fast fast and leave an exploded, bloody corpse.

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Deborah Walker said...

That sounds very cool. Thanks for the tip.

Michael McClung said...

Hi Deborah!

I have to say it won't be everyone's cuppa, but for me, the protag's voice was strong enough to make me forgive the parts that fell down.