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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

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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: 8.5 x 0.3 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bradley Sands is an author of bizarro fiction. He wrote Dodgeball High, TV Snorted My Brain, 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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8 of 9 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 6 people found the following review helpful By Jess Gulbranson on March 7, 2011
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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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4 of 5 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin P. Eckert on February 7, 2013
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I think the cover of this book is a good litmus test for whether you will enjoy it or not. If you see the picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the fiery blast in the background, and the title and you don't laugh, or at least chuckle, then you probably shouldn't bother. Or, out of spite, you could just read it anyway.

Rico Slade is a butt-kicking, throat-ripping action movie character played by actor Chip Johnson. One day during filming, Chip has a mental breakdown on set, and it causes him to believe he really is Rico Slade. Now he is running around town, believing that everything that happens to him is part of a Rico Slade film.

I've heard Sands' writing described as being absurdist, and the shoe fits. However, I think Sands is the best of any other bizarro writer I've read. The plot and characters are twisted, but instead of being two-dimensional punching bags, Sands' characters are actually sympathetic to a certain degree. They're still the butt of the joke, but at least their actions seem true to character, instead of being pawns pushed around by a sadistic author.

The greatest strength, and weakness, of absurdist storytelling is that anything can happen for any reason at all. I've read other 'bizarro' writing where the story seemed more like masturbatory release for a sociopath, the stories like thinly veiled excuses for the writer to be mean to other people. But Sands stays on topic by keeping the plot reigned in to the central premise and maintaining a consistent theme throughout. There's some crazy stuff in here, but it's clever and well-written, never weird for the sake of weird.

If you need a break from boring, stiff literature, RSWFKY is a good antidote.

This is the first of Sands' work I've read, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest. In addition, this story will probably inspire me to read some more bizarro novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabino Iglesias on July 12, 2011
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Bradley Sands is a writer of bizarro fiction with a lot of talent. He wrote a book called "Rico Slade Will F'n Kill You." Lazy Fascist Press unleashed this book upon the world. If you don't read this book, you face dire consequences. If you read this book, you also face dire consequences, but at least you'll have a lot of fun. Why? Because Rico Slade is a killing machine.

Rico Slade rips people's throats out like it's nothing. Rico Slade ate Captain America for lunch yesterday. If you buy this book, Rico Slade will jump out of its pages, slap you around and take your lunch money...and you'll like it. Rico Slade can grab Chuck Norris by a wrist and an ankle and use him as a jump rope. Rico Slade has kidnapped Bradley Sands and you can read all about that here.

Okay, enough of that. The book I'm talking about is a brilliantly funny satire with a heavy dose of violence. In "Rico Slade Will F'n Kill You," the title character -- played in movies by a very-in-denial Chip Johnson -- tears through Hollywood in search of his arch nemesis, an evil man named Baron Mayhem. Mayhem plans to destroy the world with a bomb that kills people, but leaves money intact. What ensues is something that reads like a movie directed by David Lynch in which a crazy Rambo with male pattern baldness is let loose in Hollywood and takes on everyone from salespersons and the Hollywood Police to a middle-age couple from the Midwest and a teen-aged cashier.

I usually like to compare the writers of books I review to mainstream authors so that readers know more or less what they're in for. With Bradley Sands, this was quite a challenge. Here's the best I could come up with: Sands writes like the insane lovechild of David Morrell and James Ellroy when he doesn't take his Ritalin.
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