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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (February 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936383470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936383474
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A one-man Expendables wrecking crew." - SUPERHERO NOVELS

"Rico Slade can grab Chuck Norris by a wrist and an ankle and use him as a jump rope. If you're looking for some well-crafted literary mayhem that entertains and pleases in equal degrees, this is the book for you." - THE AUSTIN POST

"And, though brilliant and vastly intelligent, it should also be noted that Bradley Sands is a dick." - CRACKED.COM

"If you like violence. If you have a decent sense of humor. If you have ever wondered what would happen if Richard Brautigan wrote a 90's action film instead of killing himself in the winter of 1984...These are all great reasons to read Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You." - HOUSEFIRE


"Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You is a biting piece of satire on the "unreality" of Hollywood." - THE UNDEAD RAT
 
"Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You is laugh out loud funny, full of cheesy dialogue, testosterone, and can easily be read in one sitting. Buy it now or Rico Slade might rip out your fucking throat." - SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

"If Eugene Ionesco had a threesome with two reels of 80s action movies, the baby would be this book. If you like ridiculous humor with the hands-down wildest action you will ever read, this is your book." - ZOMBIEBLOODFIGHTS

"There's a place past all reason, most possibility, and all the jokes I can think of. A place shaped kind of like the human heart. Bradley Sands doesn't write about this place, but he writes from it, pushing farther into the unguessable with each word, each scene." - STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES, author of Demon Theory & It Came From Del Rio

More About the Author

Bradley Sands is an author of bizarro fiction. He wrote TV Snorted My Brain, Please Do Not Shoot Me in the Face: A Novel, Rico Slade Will F*cking Kill You, Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, and other books.

Visit him at www.bradleysands.com

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The narrative voice in this story is amazing.
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So much, that when the book ends, you want to KEEP getting punched in the face a bunch of times.
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This is one of the funniest damn books I have read in a long time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Moon on March 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
Rico Slade reads like `Falling Down' with a sense of humor rather than a sense of injustice. Except, of course, instead of a reserved and frustrated Michael Douglas we have Rico F'n Slade- the most awesome action star Hollywood has ever ogled. The story starts out snappy as the man behind Rico's badassness, Chip Johnston, has himself a wee-little breakdown. As his mental stability wanes Chip/Rico cuts a swath of comedic chaos across Hollywood tailed by his hard timing psychologist Harold Schwartzman.

Admittedly, the only frame of reference I have for Sands' work is his story Cheesequake Smash-Up from the Blue Bizarro Starter Kit but I personally feel Rico Slade Will F[...]king Kill You is a fantastic offering from an author maturing in the bizarro genre. This is a weird story filled with weird characters doing weird things. There is the randomness Sands has become known for but I would in no way call it nonsense. No, no, this is well crafted literary insanity. Sands' writing here is quick, intelligent, and possesses a wit sharp enough to castrate Hollywood. Highly recommended to fans of bizarro, comedy, and high octane action freaks that can take jokes (lots and lots of jokes).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jess Gulbranson on March 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
In public, Bradley Sands may deny that he is the heir to the lush absurdity of Mark Leyner's fiction, but I am here to affirm it. RSWFKY is an example of how to do absurd (or Bizarro, if that tag is for you) and satire without it becoming a parody of itself. The book offers no apologies for its over-the-top madness, and while his fellows lock into other flavors of absurdity(Jordan Krall with horror, Anderson Prunty with magic realism), Bradley Sands seems to be making his mark as a Bizarro humorist without peer. Mark Leyner may have given up fiction for the silver screen, but that is okay. Rico Slade- I mean, Bradley Sands- is here to save us.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam Reeve on October 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
Do you watch cheesy action movies for a good laugh? Do you like bizarro in any way or form? Well, jeeze, what are you waiting for? Pick this up!

There are so many good lines in this book, it's unbelievable. So many funny and awesome characters.

It's also written with a unique style that you'll find nowhere else but in a Bradley Sands book, so it's extra unique. If you want a good read and a good laugh, read RICO SLADE!

YEAH!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Moschgat Jr. on June 28, 2011
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Rico is one heck of a roller coaster ride. From beginning to end! Funny and violent at the same time. A main character that you will remember for a long time. An excellent addition to the Bizarro genre! Pick this one up now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Goutis on June 3, 2011
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Sometimes we get caught up in "beautiful prose" or "coming of age story" and forget the reason we started reading. It was because it was fun. It made us forget reality for a minute. And Rico Slade Will *Smurfing* Kill You does just that. It's fun as hell. And I couldn't stop reading it no matter how immature it felt.

The synopsis for Rico Slade does not do Rico Slade justice. But granted, if the synopsis was written "right" it would ruin the story. The story really doesn't reveal itself until a few chapters in. And that's kind of when the story stops being, just a funny goofy read, and starts to have some substance. There's a reason Rico Slade is running around town ripping throats out and it's not what you think.

This is The Last Action Hero meets A Beautiful Mind.

The end was a little bit abrupt, but other than that I really liked this book. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I can see giving this to your friends who say they don't read. I think they'd absolutely love this book.

I mean, how can you not like passages like this:

You've got Rico Slade on the line and I'm gonna stop you from destroying the world by punching you in the *smurfing* face a bunch of *smurfing* times.

"You've got a filthy mouth," Rico Slade says. "I'm gonna wash it out with my foot." With a single, continuous kick, he shatters the car windshield and puts his foot in the driver's mouth, then waits a few minutes until the driver chokes to death.
He stretches his leg and walks over to the next car. He does this again and again. There are no further complaints.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edmund R. Colell on March 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
A hell of a lot of hot-blooded fun. Like, if-Preacher-was-adapted-to-literature hot-blooded fun. But Rico Slade doesn't give a crap about Preacher, or comics, or being compared. Rico Slade only allowed himself to be in a book written by Bradley Sands because reality would not be able to handle him.

The book opens with a plane-jacking scene involving a swordfish-wielding villain and the protagonist tearing out throats. Normally that would be enough for me to say "Yup, that's awesome" and call it a day. Then there were Rico Slade's over-the-top hallucinations and the equally over-the-top narrative. Then there was the insane dynamic between Chip Johnson (Rico Slade's "real life" alter ego. Shut up, it's cooler to think of it this way) and Rico Slade. And then, outside of this body of badassery, there are characters such as his psychologist, Harold Schwartzman, who intends on hypnotizing and pimping Chip Johnson. By the end, you will imagine Harold as Joe Pesci and visualize the final fight between him and Chip/Rico. Joe Pesci in a gangbang with his over-the-top slutty wife will not be a sight to miss, either - for morbid reasons. And if the goal of seeing that does not propel you all the way through, the effective changes in narrative voice will. Then the ending, while seemingly coming out of left field, was an effective stinger.

But will that ending be an effective stinger for everyone who reads it? Personally I came to like it but I was not initially impressed by the ending before thinking on it some more. As such, this is not a real complaint and so Rico Slade will probably not tear out my throat. Granted, someone else might do that somewhere along the line if Rico Slade does not mark his territory here and now.

Five torn throats out of five, because Rico Slade likes balance.
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