The Getaway God (Sandman Slim Series #6)

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End times are here again

A half-human, half-angel with a bad rep and a worse attitude—we are talking abuout the former Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, destructive old gods. But their imminent invasion is just one of Stark's problems, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a new evil stalks the city.

No ordinary killer, the man known as St. ...

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Overview

End times are here again

A half-human, half-angel with a bad rep and a worse attitude—we are talking abuout the former Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, destructive old gods. But their imminent invasion is just one of Stark's problems, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a new evil stalks the city.

No ordinary killer, the man known as St. Nick takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell. Further complicating matters is that he may be the only person alive who knows how to keep the world from going extinct. He's also Stark's worst enemy—the only man in existence Stark would enjoy killing twice—and one with a direct line to the voracious, ancient gods.

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James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, is facing a moral quandary, perhaps a rarity for him. Urban fantasy's favorite antihero hero wants to save the world, but to do it, he might need the help of the Wildfire Ripper, a killer more intention on widespread annihilation than on preservation. With its strong, eccentric, badass characters and its ultimate faceoffs, Richard Kadrey's urban fantasy keeps its fans coming back from Hell to enjoy the next action-packed romp.

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★ 08/25/2014
Kadrey delivers another slamming urban fantasy adventure in James "Sandman Slim" Stark's sixth foray. Stark reluctantly associates with the Golden Vigil to investigate a series of murders. As Los Angeles is enveloped in a portentous rainstorm, Stark and his part-time sidekick Candy come face-to-face with the oldest faction in the battle for control of the universe. A patron at the Bamboo House of Dolls bar is killed in magical crossfire, Candy is targeted from all directions, and Stark navigates myriad perils in a concerto of violence and improvisation. The novel is wall-to-wall action, and Stark careens from mayhem to chaos, doing battle with the recently deceased and those who can never die. His choices are anchored in the salvation of a video store, a donut shop, and a woman he can't be sure he knows. Under all the shock and gore, the heart of Sandman Slim still beats to its own delightfully unpredictable pace. (Aug.)
Cory Doctorow on THE GETAWAY GOD
“Sandman Slim is, by far, the toughest-talking, snappiest, fastest verbal gun of contemporary literature, and his voice is such an unvarnished pleasure that they makes these books into treats without parallel.”
Schulers Books Blog on THE GETAWAY GOD
“Once again, Kadrey shows us why he’s a voice to watch in the sarcastic first person dark urban fantasy genre (aka the First Person Snarker).”
Library Journal
07/01/2014
Trying to live a quiet life in L.A. was always probably a losing proposition for James Stark, the man formerly known as Sandman Slim (and for a brief period of time acting Lucifer in Hell), especially since the City of Angels is fraying at the seams. The old gods, known collectively as Angra Om Ya, are more determined than ever to break through to our realm, and our God is too fractured to stop them. It's up to Stark to save the city, as he's the only man who can control the Qomrama Om Ya, the only weapon effective against the invading deities. VERDICT This series has kept its energy well, even six volumes in, partially owing to the stubborn character of Stark. He doesn't evolve, per se; he's still a rude and violent walking weapon, but he never makes the same mistake twice. Using humor to leaven the tumult, Kadrey (Kill City Blues; Dead Set) shows that there are plenty of stories left to tell in Stark's world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062094612
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Sandman Slim Series , #6
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 87,149
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kadrey

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, Dead Set, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage. 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 his novel 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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  • Posted January 23, 2015

    Great Stuff

    This is one of my favorite series and this installment is no exception. It's interesting to watch Stark try to be a better person, albeit at a glacial pace. As always, the supporting characters are fantastic and the plot rockets along.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    To erin

    Mert me at res 7

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    To erin

    Res3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Black guy to erin

    I want you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2014

    Barry

    Yoy here Erin?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Erin

    Laughs. Ok...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Code one

    Refer to "treading water" first res for instructions regarding codenames. I did not think of it until now. Meh. And no complaining!<p>Kagero-Lavender, Ender-Lemur, Silver-Tail, Red-Hawk, Tomb-Cloud, Mourir-Moss, Arget-Eggplant, Amber-Breeze, Kindle-Hazel, Phoenix-Step, Mynt-Daisy, Xhalth-Ash, Autumn-Foot, Silent-Squirrel, Avalanche-Red, Midnight-Half, Rohan-Walnut, Everfall-Azalea, Jay-Sky, Jade-Fawn, Missing-Lily, Disturbia-Redwood, Breeze-Eye<p>Only Praetors post here.

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