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Life and death takes on an entirely new meaning for half-angel, half-human hero James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, in this insanely inventive, high-intensity 10th supernatural noir thriller in the New York Times best-selling series.

James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to LA, he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood - an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself...because he’s only partially alive.

There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again - and this time there will be no coming back. Even though he’s armed with the Room of 13 Doors, Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed, he’s got to enlist the help of new friends - plus a few unexpected old faces.

Stark has been in dangerous situations before - you don’t get named Sandman Slim for nothing. But with a mysterious enemy on the loose, a debt to pay, and a clock ticking down, this may truly be the beginning of his end....

©2018 Richard Kadrey (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great brook and continuation of Sandman Slim

However, it was mostly predictable and a few too many obvious convenient plot devices. Not that this is unusual but considering the lack of action it really shines through.

If you've made it this far in the series then definitely get it but it really wasn't up to par with previous entries. I'm hoping that this was just to tide us over until the next book comes. If we see another book in 6 to 12 months then I'd say this was more necessary than it current seems to be.

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Anybody know a good necromancer?

Stark finds himself half-dead, having to make a deal with Wormwood in order to have their necromancer fully restore his old self. Well, after a year of being dead, things have changed at home and maybe for the better. This leaves Sandman wondering if coming back is good for his friends and himself. Meanwhile, he runs into his usual problems of being double crossed by most everyone he's dealt with. Kind of a homecoming story, with an interesting set up for the next installment. It's a must for Sandman Slim followers, with MacLeod Andrews doing his usual bang up job with perfectly presenting Sandman and company.

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  • Bastchild
  • Columbia, MO, United States
  • 08-31-18

Disappointing second half

I love this series but the second half felt like it was reverting to old "it's all about Candy'" themes that I was hoping we're being left in the past books.

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The greatest form of escapism ever...

...is contained within the walls of any of Richard Kadreys novels. I cannot recommend the Sandman Slim series enough.

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  • Eugenia
  • Chatsworth, CA, US
  • 01-07-19

Love Sandman Slim!

It has been a long time since I listened to the last book in this series, so I totally appreciated having some of the same characters come back into Sandman Slim's life (or should I say existence?). Nevertheless, this book was as fresh as the first with all the cool supernatural goings-on in this terrific urban fantasy.
I love, love that it takes place in Los Angeles and I love how the author weaves in social commentary.
And no review is worth anything without saying that MacLeod Andrews is one of the very best narrators ever! Okay, so I have a major crush on his voice. There. I said it.

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  • Tagg
  • LONG BEACH, CA, United States
  • 12-07-18

More blah blah blah

What happened to the sandman? These last 2 books feel like Kadrey lost his imagination jut more of the same. To many feelings not enough sass.

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Sandman Slim

Rich Kadrey has done the impossible. I have just finished the Sandman Slim (book #10) , and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first. book in the series. Sandman Slim is a new and refreshing kind of super hero. I hope there will be more adventures in store. D. Tupper.

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  • Hans
  • Hayward, CA, United States
  • 11-27-18

Best one in a while

This is one of the better installments in the series. No funky ending to setup the next book. Some real character growth. Overall, very satisfying.

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Great !!!!

I really love MacLeod Andrews readings of this series. I also love the world Richard Kadrey made.

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The Sandman Is Back, BABY!!!

This is exactly what wat I was hoping for. Though the Mad Max through hell story wasn't bad, I'm glad the series is getting back to what I loved about it. The supporting cast and their interactions with James is just as important as the Sandman himself.