Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel

By Richard Kadrey

“Sandman narrow is my form of hero.”
—Kim Harrison

“Richard Kadrey is a genius.”
—Holly Black

Sandman slender is again from Hell. After wreaking unholy havoc in writer Richard Kadrey’s resoundingly acclaimed Sandman Slim, the demon-slaying anti-hero and half-angel fugitive from the underworld returns in a brutally humorous, eye-poppingly creative, and completely addicting follow-up, Kill the Dead. If you’re keen on Buffy and Jim Butcher, Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Warren Ellis, otherwise you dig the darkish city myth vibe of Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon eco-friendly, you’ll cheer Lucifer’s onetime own murderer as he symptoms on as his ex-boss’ Hollywood bodyguard…and takes at the zombie apocalypse virtually single-handedly.

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He’s in deep with many of the boss’s previous generals. Lucifer’s unique bunch. Abaddon. Baphomet. Mammon. They’re attempting to recruit the more youthful officials for a full-on revolution. yet I haven’t heard something from Mason himself. He’s pretty much insulated. He’s the guy with the plan, so they’re holding him out of harm’s approach. ” “Is that the reality? ” Kasabian units down his beer and appears at me. “I wouldn’t mislead you approximately Mason. i would like him as lifeless as spats. ” “Okay. ” “Get a few sleep. you must glance reliable for the cotillion. ” “I’ll prevent a gradual dance. ” “Just maintain your palms off my ass. ” “What ass? ” THERE’S THIS to blame dream i've got. Been having it off and on for 6 months, due to the fact correct after I dropped Alice’s ashes within the ocean. We’re within the condominium smoking and speaking. The 3rd guy is enjoying on television, however the sound is off. A determined Harry Lime runs in the course of the sewers lower than Vienna. What I hate concerning the dream is that I can’t inform if I’m remembering whatever that occurred or inventing whatever. A confession or apology to the ghost that lives in my head. “I blew up at a junkie in the street this present day. He simply ran into me. He smelled like piss and that i desired to strangle him and that i nearly did. ” “Your father beat the shit out of you. every body who’s been abused has these techniques. ” Alice is beautiful forgiving whilst i am getting like this. She’s a greater human than me in virtually each means attainable. I don’t be aware of if i'll be with somebody whose major subject matters of conversations have been video clips and who i needed to kill this present day. “You have to break out from Mason and people others. They’re no solid for you,” she says. “You’re correct. yet I’ve already blown off the Sub Rosa international. If I stroll from the Circle, what am I? may still I fake I don’t have energy? That was once my entire formative years. Hiding so humans wouldn’t be aware of i used to be what my granddad referred to as an ‘odd case. ’” “You’re now not a wierd case. ” “What am I? ” “You’re my extraordinary case. ” “I’ll let you know a mystery. Mason’s a wierd case, too, yet he doesn’t care. i love the hell out of him for that. ” Alice rolls her eyes like she’s a silent-movie big name. “Put a costume on, drama queen. Admiring something approximately him is more or less fucked up. ” “It’s most probably fucked up. yet it’s real. He’s relentless. He’s a strength of nature. And he’s consistently going to be slightly greater than me. you want to see the previous books he’s amassed. half them are in Latin and Greek. He understands magic I’ve by no means even heard of. ” “I idea you didn’t want these issues, all of the books and items he makes use of. you could pull magic out of the air. ” “Maybe. possibly that’s now not sufficient. ” “From what I’ve visible and heard he’s jealous of what you are able to do, this means that you’re doing tremendous. ” “He says he can invoke an angel. ” “Why could he are looking to do this? ” “To achieve mystery wisdom. learn the way the universe runs behind the curtain. And to turn out he can. He says he’s talked to demons, too. ” “Now, that’s simply bullshit. ” “Probably. ” “Is that the place all this is often coming from? Demon and angel envy? ” “I can’t support it. The sheer balls to claim it really is anything.

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