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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
Collections:Read 2013

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Stark investigates zombie problems in LA. I read this one out of order—it’s the second book in the series—and I was spoiled for some major developments, but it was still fun. Stark is Sam Spade, but hunting supernatural trouble, and he gets to be annoyed at practically everyone, from the government to Lucifer. ( )
  rivkat | Feb 21, 2017 |
Sandman Slim returns and LA is literally going to Hell. Lucifer is topside making a movie, the Golden Vigil is acting shady, and zombies are running amok. Stark seems to be the only one who cares about any of this, but he's been bitten by a zombie and may not survive the next few days. Brutal action, funny dialogue, and a main character you can't help but root for. ( )
  Mrs_McGreevy | Nov 17, 2016 |
I really liked this book! I felt that the story itself pulled me in, and like the first book Sandman Slim, the main character was entertaining and I was constantly wondering what he would do next.

I actually couldn't put this book down! It started off kinda slow for me, but it soon picked up into a fast read. I definitely recommend this book to people who liked the first one! ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
Another volume in the Sandman Slim saga - Its been a few months after the first book, and Sandman Slim isn't living up to his hype. A few cases for Lucifer, a few cases for heaven's side - and he is barely making ends meet. Than Lucifer comes into town, working on a movie of his life, requesting that Sandman be his personal bodyguard. When the zombies show up, all hell breaks, and Sandman Slim needs to fix it.

These books are fun, easy reads, not on anybody's "best literature" list. But they are full of action, full of interesting characters, and lots and lots of irreverence. Read them if you want to fill a Saturday afternoon on a deck, drinking a beer. Stay away if you are squeamish about large amounts blood and violence, and a general disregard for any sort of ethical sensibility. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Jul 16, 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 |
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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
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.
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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