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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 (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,151 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

Customer Reviews

This is a fast, hilarious, action packed, and again hilarious novella.
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There's a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger on the cover of Rico Slade Will _______ Kill You, which is Bradley Sands's book.
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I zoned out on "sameness" and felt like I was literally reading the same book for the last twenty years.
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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
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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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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xopher tm on July 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
At this point, I've probably agonized over writing this review longer than Bradley Sands took to write the book.

I'm not having trouble reviewing Rico Slade Will F-----g Kill You because I *liked* it; I've no problem admitting I enjoy offbeat or lowbrow things. Trouble is I feel like a farmer what's been abducted by aliens and a----y probed, and now I not only have to explain what happened to the sheriff, but I gotta tell Missus Farmer that in the future a finger or two might not be an unwelcome intrusion.

I liked it. I didn't want to like it. I've never read anything that comes close to it. I have no idea why Bradley Sands would write this. This thing is even more ridiculous than you would anticipate based on the cover or any preview you may have read. Is it Gonzo? Absurdist? I don't know! It's silly and scatological and violent and profane... All good things really, but so far over-the-top that you want to rip Bradley Sands's f-----g throat out for thinking that he can get away with putting all of it together the way he did.

Is it good literature? You already know that it isn't. It's not even literature. It's the literary equivalent to chugging a two-liter of Code Red and a bag of Oreos while playing Xbox; it has no merit whatsoever. And I enjoyed the s--t out of it.

The ending, I thought, was rushed; after a long build-up, the book wrapped-up entirely too quickly for me. By that time, I was enjoying Rico Slade Will F-----g Kill You so much that I just wasn't ready for it to end.

As a novel, Rico Slade Will F-----g Kill You ranks one star - less - the bare imprint of a where a star would go were one star even worthy. As raw, whacked-out, post-internet goofball entertainment, however, it gets all the stars. All the stars!
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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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