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Devil Said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel Hardcover – August 28, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Sandman Slim (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; First Edition edition (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062094572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062094575
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.3 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Richard Kadrey continues to knock them way the hell out of the park.” (Cory Doctorow, boingboing.com)

“Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’ series is one of my favorite sets of fantasy books from the last few years.” (John Scalzi)

“Allow me to both love this series for its feel of crossing hard-boiled crime pulp with H.P. Lovecraftian fantasy, and hate the author for being so damn good at it.” (Bookgasm)

“The most irreverent, darkly comedic, and downright cool installment to date. …The action-packed and bombshell-laden blend of dark fantasy, crime fiction, and Hellish sitcom is utterly readable. (Publishers Weekly)

From the Back Cover

Getting out of hell is just the beginning

What do you do after you've escaped Hell, gone back, uncovered the true nature of God, and then managed to become the new Lucifer?

Well, if you're James Stark, you have to figure out how to run Hell while also trying to get back out of it . . . again. Plus there's the small matter of surviving. Because everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to do so is to take down Lucifer, a.k.a. James Stark.

And it's not like being in L.A. is any better—a serial-killer ghost is running wild and Stark's angelic alter ego is hiding among the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. Starting to care for people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.


More About the Author

Richard Kadrey is a writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus five novels, including Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, "Carbon Copy," was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget.

Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics miniseries Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future.

He is written and spoken about art, culture, and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW, and Wired for Sex on the G4 cable network.

He is also a fetish photographer.

He has no qualifications for anything he does.

Customer Reviews

Sandman Slim is becoming an excellent "protagonist."
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This may be partly because the download somehow seems to have left out a chunk in the middle and then repeated the bit after the missing section at the end.
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Easy reading, great story, non stop action with a twist, keep them comming.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 67 people found the following review helpful By yep on August 30, 2012
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If you downloaded the defective ebook like me, be aware that the publisher has now fixed the ebook. I just re-downloaded it (after getting a refund for the first download) and all the content is there.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Thomas on January 4, 2013
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I have really enjoyed the other Sandman Slim novels but this one has really tainted the series. Stark's appeal, for me, was his righteous anger mixed with his self destructive nature due to being so emotionally disfigured. It was great watching this broken yet powerful anti-hero cope with loss and a universe that had done him wrong. The problem is that his character has never evolved and, if anything, is more reckless and self loathing than before. It is becoming boring watching Slim push his luck with his absurd over the top hostility and anger issues and still survive. The angle with him having to take on the mantel of lord of hell would have been interesting if he had not been such an idiot and an ass. I never thought Stark really was a violent moron, he was just lashing out at a universe that has epically screwed him over. But now he is continuing the swirl down the pipes all on his own. It makes for a sad and uninteresting character instead of the damaged survivor that he used to be. I used to be rooting for Stark, now I am just waiting for his dumb decisions and self destructive tendencies to finally do him in, which might be the best for Stark. I am not looking for him to ever be well adjusted, but the series is turning into a one trick pony and I am not interested in reading the same character survive world ending events time after time. I give it a three but really feel it is a two, I might give another shot if there is another one but if it is the same old story then I will have to say goodbye. Good luck and Happy Reading.

P.S. to the author. Glock makes a fine firearm and this is coming from a Colt and 1911 man. Its not just for flashy D-bags. lol
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Fred on September 27, 2012
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This book was almost jarring in how different it was that the earlier books. It was abrupt, violent (violent for the SAKE of being violent is boring), and made little sense. There were leaps of logic and gaps of time that were unexplained. Events peter out, or just...go away. Entire plot lines are seemingly discarded. At the mid-point, the story abruptly shifts back to earth. And...that's it for hell. The earth plot feels totally tacked on, with no sense of threat, but a definite sense of, "huh???". It's as if the author was unable to figure out where the hell story plot line should have gone. Story threads from the earlier books are just dropped, forgotten, or simply discarded.

Sandman Slim was also completely unlikable in this one. I get that he's an antihero. But in this, he's just a jerk, for no reason other than....he's a jerk. Did I mention that he's a jerk?

The first book in the series was really entertaining. This one was not. A complete chore to get through. My final thoughts are that the author just kind of ran out of mental gas, and tired of the character and universe he created. In that case, he probably should have stuck with it as a trilogy, and gone on to something else.

Really, really disappointing. I reserve one-star reviews for things I flat out loath. These review is a 2-star, and this book was just...bad.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dayton on December 18, 2012
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I am a Sandman Slim fan and counted the days until release day for this novel. I warned my wife that I would be out-of-commision for the weekend while I consumed the latest release from Mr. Kadrey.

After finishing the novel I found myself disappointed. There seemed no point to the plot, other than Sandman Slim rider a Hellion Hawg and entertaining multiple internal and external conflicts... The overall Sandman Slim story line seems stalled right now; which leads me to wonder if this book was just filler to "get-something-out-this-year" so as not to loose readers to another fantasy/sci-fi/horror story.

If you have read the other novels, then you will enjoy this one; just not as much.

Here's hoping that Mr. Kadrey is formulating something radical and amazing for the next story.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Lovitt HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on September 4, 2012
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The blood-soaked hero of this urban fantasy series, James Stark a.k.a. Sandman Slim spent the second third of his life in Hell's equivalent of the Roman Coliseum, then the next few years (Sandman Slim: A Novel and "Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel) wishing he were back in Hell instead of in Los Angeles. In the third book in the series, Aloha from Hell: A Sandman Slim Novel, Stark not only returns to Hell, he takes over Lucifer's old job. But as soon as he settles in to the Lightbringer's former palace in "Devil Said Bang," he begins to wish he were back in Los Angeles.

There's no satisfying some guys.

It isn't the squalid, crime-riddled, burned-out streets of Pandemonium or the occasional attempted assassination that are bothering Stark, it's the long, boring meetings with his top Hellion minions. The new Satan is so bored out of his skull, he's reading Epicurus and Franz Kafka. He's in violent agreement with the latter philosopher, who once said: "Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy"--even the revolt of the Fallen against God.

So how is Stark going to escape from Hell's boring bureaucrats and back to the squalid, crime-riddled, burned-out streets of Los Angeles? About the only thing that could pass as a plot in "Devil Said Bang" is Stark's attempt to swap locations, yet again.
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