Aloha From Hell: Sandman Slim goes back to Hell and kicks more ass

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10 Responses to “Aloha From Hell: Sandman Slim goes back to Hell and kicks more ass”

  1. Kat Gamisu says:

    Sounds like Ken Follet

  2. bardfinn says:

    Previously on BoingBoing:

    http://boingboing.net/2008/03/03/kadreys-butcher-bird-1.html

    http://boingboing.net/2007/08/05/kadreys-butcher-bird.html

    – he is a very good writer. I carry Butcher Bird with me and re-read it every three months or so.

  3. Joranium says:

    Shit, another book I HAVE to read…

    Anyone who enjoys these might also like this one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Lucifer_(2003_novel)A bit less ass-kicking but infinitely more sarcastic / cynical observations about humanity by an irreverent, coked up, pissed off fallen angel.

  4. scifijazznik says:

    I was totally skeptical of Kadrey’s hodge-podge of hard boiled and horror going into it and I was completely and delightfully wrong.  The dude’s a great writer and spins a fun yarn.  I actually thought he topped Sandman Slim with Kill the Dead, so I can’t wait to read this one.

  5. Jim Nelson says:

    There are very few books I want to make into a movie – this series would contain a fair portion of them. Guillermo Del Toro and Timur Bekmambetov would do an incredible job, but you would *have* to make it R rated to keep any of the flavor alive, and there’s no way you could get a proper budget for it.

    Le sigh.

  6. Blinkers says:

    Actually Stark spent 11 years in hell, not 20.

  7. David Seaver says:

    I’m glad to hear that this book lives up to the first two. Also, it occurs to me that once I pick up a copy, it will be the second book on my shelves which shares its title with a Cramps song. The other book, of course, being Nancy Collins’ Sunglasses After Dark. 

  8. Halloween_Jack says:

    I loved Butcher Bird, and just got Sandman Slim; I’m looking forward to working my way through the rest of the series. His ultrashort stories on Infinite Matrix were the bomb. 

  9. Phyrkrakr says:

    I’ve read the first two and loved them both, so I’ll definitely be getting this one.  Kadrey’s fantasy elements seem to be half invention and half mainstream, best I can tell, with him playing by the rules on vampires, zombies, and werewolves, then going completely off-script with any of the nasties we actually spend time with.  His universe is such a rough-and-ready kind of place, it’s easy to just gloss over the details on what a particular baddie is, besides a pre-corpse.

  10. Gunn says:

    Richard’s stories (from 2001-2003) are still up on the Infinite Matrix, if anyone wants to read them:

    http://www.infinitematrix.net/archive/archive.html#kadrey

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