All hail Sandman Slim, author Richard Kadrey s ultra extreme anti hero and recent escapee from Lucifer s overheated Underworld playground In number three, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell With God on vacation, the Devil nosing around in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing serAll hail Sandman Slim, author Richard Kadrey s ultra extreme anti hero and recent escapee from Lucifer s overheated Underworld playground In number three, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell With God on vacation, the Devil nosing around in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing serious damage on Earth, Stark Slim is ready to unleash some adrenaline surging, edgy and violent supernatural mayhem and even pay another visit to Hell if necessary which is great news for fans of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R Green.
Aloha from Hell All hail Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey s ultra extreme anti hero and recent escapee from Lucifer s overheated Underworld playground In number three Aloha from Hell the ruthless avenger a k a
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bungBung, bung, bung, bung, bungBung, bung, bung, bung, bungBung, bung, bung, bung, bungBung, bung, bung, bung, bungMr Sandman, bring me a dream Bung, bung, bung, bung Make him the cutest that I ve ever seen Bung, bung, bung, bung Give him two lips like roses and clover Bung, bung, bung, bung Then tell him that his lonesome nights are overSandman, I m so aloneDon t have nobody to call my ownPlease turn on your magic beamMr Sandman, bring me a dreamBung, bung, bung, bungWh [...]
Actual rating 4.45 stars Such a ridiculously low rating Shame on me and stuff.So Embarrassing Confession Time ECT there was a point when I reading my boyfriend s latest adventures this book when I actually considered going for a 3.5 star rating I know, dear boyfriend 4572 Cary, I know I should probably go hide in an undersea cave or something To atone for this most ignominious behavior and stuff Yeah, I have to admit this wasn t one of my mostest gloriousest moments In my defense, I must say tha [...]
4.5 Stars When you re born in a burning house, you think the whole world is on fire But it s not This has been one of the most enjoyable series to read for me, and I really was looking forward to reading this one I love the small horror subgenre of Christian horror Kadrey does a fabulous job at trying to bring as much real Christian religion into these fiction horror novels.James Stark, also known as Sandman Slim is the ultimate antihero He is after all, Lucifers private body guard If you are no [...]
Warning May contain spoilers This one was by far the best in the series Unlike the other two books, there was not a single moment where I questioned my picking up the book.So here we go again with James Stark and a new chapter of his story There isn t much stage time for his sort of sidekicks Kasabian, Vidocq and Candy, though They are present predominantly till mid novel and then they are only mentioned here and there, while the plot mainly focuses on Stark, who, by the way, gets sent to Hell a [...]
Love the beginning, caught me up in the action very quickly His past is coming back to haunt him in a big way this is one UF series that really requires starting from the beginning I liked the characterization quite a bit By the end of the book, I felt Kadrey had almost captured view spoiler what the leader of Hell might really be like I was impressed I got it hide spoiler
Sandman Slim is the man Mike Hammer wishes he could be Slim is so hard boiled he s practically stone at this point, and the baddest shut your mouth since Shaft graced the screen Aloha From Hell is the book you go to when you want a non stop ride of snappy dialogue, gruesome characters, and L.A the way we always knew it was deep down Fresh from saving the Earth from High Plains Drifters that s zombies to you uninitiated folks and if you ARE uninitiated, go pick up the first book in this series pr [...]
I started reading Aloha From Hell on February 15th of this year Here it is, September 20th, and I ve just now finished it What began as a read on my Kindle changed to the hardcover edition in July when I found it at the library I made it to about page 100 before I had to take the book back so someone else could tear their fucking hair out Finally, I downloaded the audio book, because MacLeod Andrews can make Cannibal Corpse lyrics sound like Catholic hymns And whataya know I actually finished th [...]
To read this at my website with pictures and in the dueling review format versus another book about hell navigate here adventuresinpoortaste Aloha from Hell is the third book in the Sandman Slim series, but above all accounts it can be read stand alone There are many references to the previous books, but important details are explained so you won t be lost The book follows Sandman Slim, a man built with a bad attitude stuck between heaven and hell,who acts as a sort of detective between those wo [...]
This is another one that worked even better as an audiobook than in print Although, I seem to be a little alone in really liking this instalment in the series anyway.
Karma is just loaded dice on a crooked table Celestial pricks with wings and halos make the rules and the house always win Always As I graduate from book two to book three of Sandman Slim, the author keeps on amazing and delighting me with awesome metaphors and out of the world insults One of the funniest ones, I could understand was about his bodyless buddy named Kasabian who is just a head because he was chopped off from the below the neck with a knife from Hell and kept alive with the help of [...]
Richard Kadrey ist mein Lieblings Urban Fantasy Autor Er ist einfach der Beste, wenn es darum geht, harte, witzige, makabre Geschichten zu schreiben, die Magie und bernat rliches in unsere Welt katapultieren Bei ihm gibt es keine glitzernden Vampire, keine schmusigen Werw lfe und erst recht keine jungen Frauen, die sich in all ihrem Herzschmerz mit Wonne suhlen Seine Welt ist die Welt von James Stark aka Sandman Slim, m ig begabter Hexer, Nephilim und Ex H llengladiator Er ist nicht nett, er hat [...]
While it is set in Hell, the overarching mood that Michael Kadrey brings out in his book is not one of hope but neither is it of hopelessness It is about something much uplifting and enriching kicking some serious demon ass Kadrey s James Stark does not have the time nor inclination for a lot of introspection or deeply rooted observations into the pointless rat race of human existence His objectives are fairly simple find out someone, anyone and everyone who piss him off and wipe out their exis [...]
I really love this series If you are looking for a great UF look no further than Sandman SlimI love the characters I love Kas, Lucifer, Mustang Sally, Jack the Ripper, and especially Candy I like that the story is angsty and full of action Plus, all kinds of great quotes I d bet the Pope s red shoes, is my favorite of this book This installment has Sandman Slim going back to Hell to try and stop a war that will destroy both Heaven and Hell After all the dust is settled, Aelita is still on the lo [...]
This series is actually really fun I was worried I would find it too violent, and while it is violent, it doesn t really seem gratuitous under the circumstances, action packed And Sandman has certainly learned the hard way that showing mercy to demons just never ever worksIn this addition, Stark finally gets his chance to go after Mason but what will be the cost Will it change the whole balance of heaven and hell Will Stark lose everything he has fought for and will it really even help Alice Sh [...]
After the hellish events of Kill the Dead, it s understandable that Stark also known as Sandman Slim just wants to take it easy.The Devil s back in Heaven, his inner Angel s behaving mostly , and things are finally coming around with Candy the bloodthirsty monster on the wagon, we hope He s not having to bust his ass as much any It s been so long since he killed someone he can t even remember when it was, or why Heck, even his dead girlfriend s ghost is telling him to quit mooning over her and m [...]
Can I not get readable urban fantasy where the protagonist isn t an eye rolling jackass I m dead serious here, I ll take recommendations.I ve made this comparison in previous reviews, but it s still on my mind how often I compare this series to the Dresden books Both series contain fast paced stories that use a lot of my favorite fictional elements and have fairly quality plotting Both also make me wish they existed in a third person structure, because I don t want to be in either character s he [...]
What can I say, I was on a Kadrey kick I did not enjoy Aloha from Hell as much as I hoped I would Part of this comes from my own expectations I was looking forward to interaction with the earthly read alive characters, especially the relationship between Stark and Candy While there is a little of this, a good deal of the book takes place after Stark return Downtown to once again exact revenge upon Mason, the current ruler of Hell All right, I get that Stark is still pissed that Mason threw him [...]
In fairness it took me a while to get into this one, but I suspect that had to do with what was going on in my life than it did the book Once the story got going, however, it really grabbed me Kadrey s wry, gritty humor is really hanging out there in this one, as is his deeply macabre imagination Things changed for our anti hero quite a lot by the end of this book and I m looking forward to, eventually, seeing what Kadrey does with the changes.
A very good book, nearly a great book that s why i gave it 4 Exciting and brutal and really enjoyable to read This series keeps improving with every book The ending was a nice suprise And i look forward to reading the next one A solid 4 im trying to be strict with giving 5 to books so 4 it is.
Loved the first book Enjoyed the second book and then got very bogged down in this one After taking a break from it for a while, I returned to it and enjoyed the second half a fair amount In the end, I didn t like where the story went or the ultimate resolution It s not a bad read, but I m not going to recommend it like I would the first in the series.
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Richard Kadrey s got some serious swagger If you re going to have a protagonist as bad ass as Sandman Slim someone who can drive a Ferrari through hell, peel his own face off, bifurcate into an angel and a human, and fill in for Lucifer in the underworld you better have a pair of equally big writing cajones because this is the sort of stuff that s either going to end up as slaphappy tommyrot or as sterling craftsmanship This third installment in the Sandman Slim series obviously falls in the lat [...]
Things have been quiet for a few months for James Stark AKA Sandman Slim, ever since he got back from Hell and then stopped a zombie apocalypse in his native Los Angeles When some of his friends ask for his help with a missing persons case he isn t much interested until he finds out the boy is missing after an exorcism goes wrong and he is out there with a demon inside himThe first half of this story is a straight, if weird, crime story Stark and his friends make a good private investigation tea [...]
WARNING There are SPOILERS in this review Don t read it unless you really feel like reading a rant of poopy pants ness.I have to start out that I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, so this being book three I was expecting great things I know some people will probably be shocked that I have such a low opinion of it.The entire reading experience to me this time around was completely lackluster The entry action scene of Stark and Vidoqc robbing a house for an item that really ended [...]
Sandman Slim is back for a third outing However if you haven t already read the first two books in the series do so before you read this one You will get confused if you don tStark is as ever the extremely violent, darkly humorous hero of epic proportions The book starts with a lull in his violent life after the events in book two that s making him feel stabby , and looking for violence Which all too soon he finds in spades A botched exorcism by an excommunicated priest leads him to the revelati [...]
Stark isn t a nice guy He isn t polite, he isn t considerate, he doesn t play by the rules He is continually pissed off, he goes through a LOT of destroyed clothing, he hates almost everyone, and he loves to steal cars What s not to like The Sandman Slim books aren t perfect, but author Richard Kadrey has managed to create a great character in James Stark Stark repeatedly refers to himself as a monster, and he is an efficient killing machine yet he is also intensely loyal to folks like his murde [...]
there are several interesting pop cultural tidbits, little details about LA, brief moments of really sharp dialogue or a striking description of some scenery or something some of it s very creative, and I m sticking with this series because I appreciate that having said that though this is a book about a dude who doesn t care what you think so he s going to remind you every five minutes that he doesn t care what you think he s got a bad attitude he s a monster, and so s his girlfriend he s real [...]
I loved Sandman Slim and was a little disappointed in Kill the Dead because it lacked that je nais se quoi that made the first book so very much fun to read The good news is that Kadrey reclaimed that certain something in this book, the third in the trilogy Aloha from Hell starts off with Stark still in LA, sharing a hotel room with Kasabian while the video store is rebuilt When he s goaded into taking a job against his will, it starts him down the path to finally kill the man who sent him to He [...]
OH man, I wanted this to be a 5 star book I really did This one is third in a series by Richard Kadrey If you don t know about the Sandman then you must start with Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey Like most series, the first is the best and the rest are trying to keep up with that first book.I loved this book because it is filled with what Stephen Sullivan would call kickassitude The humorous dialogue is perfectly on the edge of being over the top The book is funny in a very dark way Our main char [...]