"Death knocks on the front door literally, and asks for help"
Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted July 12, 2015
Science Fiction Suspense/Thriller | Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural
Sandman Slim is back again only this time he is trying to
do right by those around him and lead a semi normal life.
He has begun working as a private detective of sorts and
his first case is a big one.
The Angel of Death comes knocking and needs help. He has
been trapped in a human body and people have stopped
dying. Now Sandman Slim must help him find out who did
this and put things right in the universe before a new
and evil death takes over.
After reading the last Sandman Slim novel I was
worried that Richard Kadrey had run the character out of
things to do. He had taken away one of Sandman Slim's
greatest powers and made world altering changes. Sandman
Slim has run hell, saved the universe more than once and
was running out of things to do and bad guys to fight. He
has stopped zombies, demons, and even Gods from a
parallel universe what could be do? He is not the kind of
character who can bake cookies, so I thought maybe the
series would have to end.
But thankfully with KILLING PRETTY Richard Kadrey has
managed to make a world Slim can live in. Sandman Slim is
a dark character, generally good at heart but not subtle
in anyway. He has no limits or nice voice, and the way
he is written you can't help but love him. He has a great
group of characters around him and his relationships,
even the one with Samuel better known as Lucifer are
interesting and funny. The man knows no fear, worst case
he gets sent to hell?! Been there done that.
I love the Sandman Slim series and these characters
laugh and on occasion cringe but they work well together.
I am so glad the Richard Kadrey was able to keep my
favorite character alive and will keep writing Sandman
You can read KILLING PRETTY as a stand-alone but I see no
pointing in doing that, you need to read them all. If
you're looking for sweet happily ever after romance then
do not pick up KILLING PRETTY. If you want dark, funny
and a lot twisted then waste no time and start reading
Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slimnovels.
Someone has tried to kill Death-- ripping the heart right
out of him-- or rather the body he's inhabiting.
needs Sandman Slim's help. He believes anyone who can beat
Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one
who can solve his murder.Stark follows a sordid trail deep
into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested
nightclubs to Weimar Republic mystical societies. Along
the way he meets a mysterious girl-- distinguished by a
pair of graveyard eyes-- as badass as Slim; she happens to
be the only person who ever outwitted Death.
her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the
world... and a few others.
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