05 January 2011
Kill The Dead ~ Richard Kadrey
A “Sandman Slim” novel ... the return of Stark, the anti-hero.
Hardboiled Science Fiction / Supernatural Fiction.
Well written main character in a realistic set up (ok! so it is supernatural! ... Kadrey presents an well constructed other-world).
Lots of schlock-horror. It follows on well from the previous Sandman Slim without a lot of superfluous retell. Locating the story in Las Angeles was so apt - the underbelly of the city is almost a character of the book.
Reminded me of the early “Joe Pitt” novels ... but LA rather than NY.