Thursday, July 12, 2018

Books from the Backlog #16


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
Release Date:July 21, 2009
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series by Richard Kadrey.

Life sucks and then you die. Or, if you’re James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.

Now Stark’s back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you’d expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.

Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.

Darkly twisted, irreverent, and completely hilarious, Sandman Slim is the breakthrough novel by an acclaimed author.


Why did I add Sandman Slim to my bookshelf?

I bought the Kindle edition of this book in December 2011 and added the Audible in July 2014.  I guess you could say that I really want to read this series.  I actually own the first 5 books in the series in both formats.  It sounds like this book might be a bit darker than most of the urban fiction I read which really appeals to me.  I will probably listen to the audio or a combination of audio and ebook since MacLeod Andrews is the narration and I have really enjoyed his narration in the past.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






32 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I DNFed this book years back during the heights of my urban fantasy reading, but to be honest I don't remember why or anything much about it! Hopefully you'll love it!

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    1. I hope it works for me when I get around to reading it, Chuckles!

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  2. I haven't heard of the one. I hope you enjoy it, it sounds good.

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  3. The fact that you have it in 2 different formats must mean you are meant to read this book.

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    1. It might just mean that I hoard books :)

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  4. Oooo, this is new to me! I have had good success with Harper Voyager books. I hope you read and love this one, Carole!

    Have a great day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  5. Oh wow, you have the first five books? You have to read it now! haha I believe I have the first one somewhere...so I am interested!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I think the whole series was on sale so I bought them all. I do need to try to read them soon.

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  6. I'd love to see what you think. I guess since you have the first 5, you are kind of committed to reading at least the first one huh?

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    1. I guess I do have to at least try the series :)

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  7. Oh I didn't know about this one

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  8. Oh yeah, this does sound dark, but really good, too. I'd never heard of it. I'll be adding it to my list now. LOL

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    1. I think that the fact that it is a bit darker is what really appeals to me.

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  9. I say try 20 pages and then ditch them all mouwhahahaha

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  10. It's nice to be able to read and listen. Hope you start enjoying the series soon!

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    1. I will most likely end up listening to the series but it is nice to have the digital copies as well.

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  11. I hadn't heard of this one before but that cover is enticing. Looks like a classic crime noir tale

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    1. I agree that the cover does make me want to pick this one up!

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  12. Oooh looks good. I can't tell you how many books I have in multiple formats. Some I have e-book, physical book and audio book. I listen or read depending on my mood. Sometimes I want to listen, sometimes I want to read.

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    1. I have a lot of books in multiple formats. It is really tempting with some of the whispersync deals.

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  13. I'll look forward to hearing what you think. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  14. This does sound like a darker type UF read, but it sounds good too!

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    1. I really like the fact that it is darker. I will have to give it a try.

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  15. Looks interesting! Dark can be fun now and again :)

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    1. I love dark stories. I may have to work this one in soonish.

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  16. I don't know this series, but I love dark stories. You have me interested. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it, whenever you get around to it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. Maybe I will actually get to this one soon :)

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