October 29, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey

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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Kill the Dead is a shocking, entertaining novel that makes you think about the world we live in.  We live among evil day after day and we do what we have to to survive.  I felt like James and I had a lot in common, except that I didn't come from Hell (unless it was kept a secret - dun-dun-dun).  I found this book to be wickedly cool and would definitely recommend it to other readers.

HarperCollins Publishers
October 5, 2010
448 pages
$22.99 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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  1. It sounds like you really liked it. I would love to read it.

  2. Something about this book draws me in and makes me want to read it.

  3. This sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it!

  4. Sounds like a juicy read.

  5. Hmmmmm...what a curious read. Interesting storyline, author I've never heard of. Thanks for introducing me to it!

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  6. I like the title of this book!


  7. I love to read, Thanks for the great contest

  8. Sounds like a great story line, love to read it.

  9. after this review I want to read this! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  10. It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com