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Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel (edition 2012)

by Richard Kadrey

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Title:Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel
Authors:Richard Kadrey
Info:Harper Voyager (2012), Paperback, 464 pages
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I loved Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1) and I was wondering if the second book would be as good as the first. It was. ( )
  Irena. | Jan 28, 2016 |
James Stark, the profane damaged anti hero of Sandman Slim returns. He knows he should be going after Mason, the super villain he banished to hell in the first book, but he hits the bottle, fights and generally avoids thinking about it.
Lucifer appears and hires him as a body guard. He accepts the job because the money's good.
Things get a bit hectic in L.A. when zombies in massive numbers start appearing. Friends get hurt and Stark really has to front up to the danger.
Lots of twists and better plotted than the first book. A very quick read. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
I think this was more of the same, but that's ok, because I'm really digging it!! Sandman Slim continues his adventure after getting back to Earth from Hell, and saving the world from the Kissi in the first book. This time, he's got an angel with an ego problem, and various incarnations of zombies, as well as finding out that everyone who's ever died in LA is trapped with their souls below the city. Of course, there's a happy ending, but we're not quite finished yet! Looking forward to the next one, but I've got such a back log of reading, James is going to have to wait a little bit!
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
I think this was more of the same, but that's ok, because I'm really digging it!! Sandman Slim continues his adventure after getting back to Earth from Hell, and saving the world from the Kissi in the first book. This time, he's got an angel with an ego problem, and various incarnations of zombies, as well as finding out that everyone who's ever died in LA is trapped with their souls below the city. Of course, there's a happy ending, but we're not quite finished yet! Looking forward to the next one, but I've got such a back log of reading, James is going to have to wait a little bit!
  Vinbert | Nov 22, 2015 |
A full-tilt balls to the wall slugfest between heaven & hell & everything in between. This series is destined to get in the hands of Bruce Campbell. ( )
  LJMax | Aug 21, 2015 |
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Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things Abominable, unutterable and worse...
–Paradise Lost, Book 2
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. –Woody Allen
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For G and K
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Imagine shoving a cattle prod up a rhino’s ass, shouting 'April fool!' and hoping the rhino thinks it’s funny.
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If I was a religious man (and no, knowing there's a Heaven and Hell, God and devil and angels doesn't help being religious one little bit), I might take what I see as a sign. 
"The universe is a meat grinder and we're just pork in designer shoes, keeping busy so we can pretend we're not all headed for the sausage factory."
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James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend’s murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It’s a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.

Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.’s underground power elite. That’s before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn’t quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark’s forever.

Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell’s not looking so bad.

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While acting as a bodyguard for Lucifer and wooing a former French porn star, half-human fallen angel Stark is bitten by one of the many zombies roaming the countryside. This causes his human side to die and turns him into an emotionless killing machine. The condition has a cure-- should he choose to take it.… (more)

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