Review of "Sandman Slim" by Richard Kadrey

Stylish, dark & addictive

Are you feeling tired and worn-out? Just finished some serious literature and need a little break? Richard Kadrey’s book is like a shot of adrenaline that will shake you up and give you some real oomph to take back to the real world. You’ll turn the pages so fast I can almost guarantee papercuts.

Sandman Slim is not recommended for people of delicate disposition who are averse to the word “fuck”, graphic descriptions of violence or irreverent discussion of angels and demons. This particular wild ride is for anyone who loves movies such as “Army of Darkness”, “Repo Man” and “Fight Club”. I can’t think of many similar books I’ve read, maybe because this book actually reads more like a movie than anything else (in a good way).

I won’t give away any plot details, but there’s a brilliant anti-hero and intriguing supporting cast of characters from the seediest underworlds of LA, all fighting and wisecracking with the denizens of heaven and hell. What’s not to love? I hear the sequels are even better, so I’ll save my five stars for them.