Butcher Bird

Butcher Bird

by Richard Kadrey

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Overview

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty and horror. The Black Clerks, infinitely old and infinitely powerful beings whose job it is to keep the Dominions in balance, seem to have new interests and a whole new agenda. Dropped into the middle of a conflict between the Black Clerks and other forces he doesn't fully understand, Spyder finds himself looking for a magic book with the blind swordswoman who saved him. Their journey will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the heart of Hell itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597804042
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 528 KB

About the Author

Richard Kadrey is a writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus five novels, including Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, "Carbon Copy," was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget. Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics miniseries Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future. He is written and spoken about art, culture, and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW, and Wired for Sex on the G4 cable network. He is also a fetish photographer. He has no qualifications for anything he does.

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Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Amazon_Rdr More than 1 year ago
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The humor and wit is undeniable in Kadrey's writing. You get to truly enjoy the characters and become easily invested in their outcome. The gore in this book was a little much for me at times, but everyone's got a different preference on that. You just have to stand outside the graphic depictions and try and see them with the humor they were offered up in. The scenes of Hell and the monsters were a bit Event Horizon for me (movie always grossed me out), but the book breaks it up with characters that are just too fun to look away from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spyder Lee is a anti-hero among anti-hero's. This story really transports you to hell and back. Kadreys picture of Lucifer is sad and hysterical all at one time. His characters have a real depth that keep you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the twisted imagination of Richard Kadrey comes one of my all time favorite books. The world isnt exactly as it seems but one your eyes are opened, you are in for a shocking adventure that will push your imagination to uncharted world right out of humanity's reach. This is a must read.
tcgardner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Spyder Lee is an ink monkey just getting by. Put tats on people during the day and drink in oblivion at night. Until, a demon notices his mark on Spyder. Then all hell turns loose. Literally. Spider finds himself on a quest with a beautiful blind assassin, his junkie lesbian friend, and a friendly "monster" that can go "Hulk" when needed. There is a fifth in the quest, but I won't spoil it for you.I really enjoyed this book. It is not for everyone. Spyder lives a rough life and it comes through in the language and imagery of the book. If you are not into the Hellraiser movies, then this may not be for you.The book was well paced through most of the book but moved a bit too quickly after the main climax of the book. The book could have been fleshed out in several places, I like looong books, but that is really not a complaint more than a wish.The characters were believable, but maybe a little bit too "smartass" at times. Give it a try.
extrajoker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
first line: "'They say that when your head gets chopped off, it can still see and hear for a few seconds, so I'll have to go with beheading,' said Spyder Lee to Lulu Garou."Really fun -- irreverent and imaginative, like what you'd get if Christopher Moore were to write a cross between Neverwhere and To Reign in Hell. I believe Kadrey intends this to be the first book in an urban fantasy series populated by angels and demons, creatures of myth and magic, and the pierced-and-inked (sub)culture of San Francisco. I plan to keep an eye out for any future Dominion novels.
jlparent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Spyder Lee is a tattoo artist who gets his eyes opened to the fact that there are other Spheres of existence when a demon tries to eat him. He is saved by Shrike, a small blind warrior woman who is deadly with a sword. Circumstances throw them together (with some intriguing B cast characters) to a journey into Hell for a mysterious book. There is plenty of myth and theology weaving here, some great one-liners and dakly humorous moments, and plenty of action and monsters and the like. I enjoyed this surprise find!
Neilsantos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of the cutest books I'd read in a while. Part Constantine, part something else that escapes me, and all ultra hip and pop culture.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Almost every line of dialogue in this book is a one-liner, the characters never suffered from thinking of the perfect line 15 minutes later! It was fun to read as a once-off, and the world building was interesting - there are spheres of existence that overlap slightly, but most people can't see the other worlds. I especially liked the various fallen angels. But I don't think I could read more than one book in a row, the frantic repartee.I'd give this to Spider Robinson fans.
scroeser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favourite things about this was how genuinely likeable the hero was. I enjoyed this, but I felt a bit unsatisfied by it. Not sure why...possibly something to do with story, possibly just because I read it onscreen (I got the creative common download).
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Good read
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Hell of a ride ..
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