Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim Series #5)

Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim Series #5)

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by Richard Kadrey
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s fifth Sandman Slim adventure.

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall infested with tribes of

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s fifth Sandman Slim adventure.

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall infested with tribes of squatters. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

Editorial Reviews

Cory Doctorow
“One of the great horror setups of all time.… If there’s one thing Kill City Blues demonstrates, it’s that Kadrey’s still got a ton of material for Sandman Slim. I can’t wait to read it all.”
John Scalzi
“Hot damn, a new Sandman Slim novel! I will fight you for it if I have to.Yes, the series is just that good (P.S., I will fight VERY VERY DIRTY).”
San Diego Union-Tribune
“The series is part fantasy, part gothic horror, part crime noir. It’s filled with knowing winks about pop culture and told at a breathless pace that can’t be bothered with actual chapters.”
Booklist
“A deft mixture of urban fantasy and light comedy, the fifth Sandman Slim novel is sure to appeal to the author’s growing fan base, not to mention readers of such writers as Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod, and F. Paul Wilson.”
Locus
“We can savor every insight from a grand master of the blunt exposition.”
Library Journal
James Stark (that is, Sandman Slim) finds himself in Los Angeles, having turned his back on hell. But the older gods are after a weapon he managed to misplace, and for help he must find a dead man somewhere in an alternate L.A. Sandman's in good shape, though; film rights have been optioned, the last title in the series was a New York Times best seller, and previous titles have received best book and Indie Next nods. With a 75,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062094605
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Series:
Sandman Slim Series , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
33,907
File size:
722 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published nine novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, The Getaway God, Killing Pretty, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story “Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye,” was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and Butcher Bird was nominated for the Prix Elbakin in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, California.

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Kill City Blues 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
LZreades More than 1 year ago
I was given the first book in the series as a B&N weekly free book. I read it and at first thought it was too gritty, not sure of the language, but it made me laugh out loud in spots so I finished it. loved it, so much I read it again. I have read every book in this series and every now and again revisit his world. James Stark aka Sandman Slim has evolved. The story gets deeper and I can't wait for Richard Kadry's next installment to see where he goes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First novel was great-loved the concept. Second was ok and 3rd and 4th I found lacking in the story. This final one has been good. Almost finished and I find the storyline to hold my interest. Love novel which get you thinking and this series does that-Creation is always a mystery worth pondering. This puts a compelling twist on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It obviously is trying to lead up to a climactic ending to the series. Still a fun read. Better than the previous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is definitely in my top 10. If you watch Supernatural you need to read these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are some of my favorite books just to kick back and read. They're nuts in the best possible way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one is thrillng! An absolute page turner. If you like this series, read this one. I found it better than the previous two.
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You gotta finish it...soon mhu
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