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Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey
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Kill City Blues

by Richard Kadrey

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Sandman Slim journeys through the Underworld to find the Magic 8-Ball, a weapon that can destroy the Old Gods currently threatening to return and crush Heaven, Hell, and Earth alike. This is a quest narrative, and so the picaresque descriptions didn’t make me sigh with impatience as they did a couple of other times in the series—the journey is the point. Also killing things and stomping people. ( )
  rivkat | Feb 21, 2017 |
Sandman Slim is in a rut. The first book was original but this is going the way of grinding out a series. ( )
  jimbomin | Jan 23, 2017 |
One too many narrowly averted apocalypses for me with not enough further development of the characters. That said still a great "B-movie read" as William Gibson described it. ( )
  brakketh | Jan 20, 2016 |
Excellent, as always. If you haven't read any Sandman Slim, I heartily recommend it! ( )
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
Excellent, as always. If you haven't read any Sandman Slim, I heartily recommend it! ( )
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
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Another day, another apocalypse

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.
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Settled back in L.A., James Stark (aka Sandman Slim) must find a dead man, recover an ancient artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods -- and natural-born killers -- on his tail.

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