Sandman Slim: A Novel

By Richard Kadrey

“An addictively pleasurable, deeply fun, dirty-ass masterpiece.”
—William Gibson

“A sharp-edged city delusion, soaking wet in blood and cynicism, tipping its hat to Sam Peckinpah, Raymond Chandler, and the anti-heroes of Hong Kong cinema….A bravura performance.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“I couldn’t positioned it down.”
—Charlaine Harris

Sandman Slim has arrived—a wild and bizarre, edge-of-your-seat supernatural roller-coaster rider that propels writer Richard Kadrey to the leading edge of the myth, mystery, and a number of alternative literary genres. This spellbinding, completely extraordinary story of a vengeful magician/hitman’s go back from hell is a component H.P. Lovecraft, half Christopher Moore, half Jim Butcher, and absolutely, unabashedly darkish, twisted, and hilarious.

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