This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey

Kill City Blues

by Richard Kadrey

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2971853,459 (3.92)9



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 9 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 17 (next | show all)
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 |
Showing 1-5 of 17 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
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.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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.

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.92)
2 1
2.5 3
3 15
3.5 7
4 46
4.5 4
5 16

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,136,710 books! | Top bar: Always visible