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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 (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

"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 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

Customer Reviews

The narrative voice in this story is amazing.
No Name
So much, that when the book ends, you want to KEEP getting punched in the face a bunch of times.
Chimaera Serrulata
This is one of the funniest damn books I have read in a long time.
amadeo777

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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 R. A. Harris on February 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
Rico Slade is the ultimate bad-a**. This book was brilliant. Funny and disgusting at the same time. It's pretty short, so you can read it in an afternoon (like I did) and then spend the rest of your life wishing you were as rockstar as Rico Slade.

Don't want to give the plot away, but it features tons of action, satire of those stereotypical scenes you see in Hollywood blockbuster action movies, brilliant chapter titles, and deep psychological concepts. Hilariously over the top bad language and violence, and some beautiful moments of intimate love between people whose relationships have been severely strained. It has everything you need for an afternoon spot of light reading. Highly recommended reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John McDaniel on September 9, 2011
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Bradley Sands writes a real page turner with the character of Rico Slade. Rico Slade is a character in many action films portrayed by a man named Chip. Rico Slade takes over puny Chip's mind and then the trouble starts. This was an action packed book full of explosions and violence. I really enjoyed reading all the crazy things that happened. I definitely would suggest trying it out. It is a short work and my only complaint is that by the time I was finished I was tired of the voice in the book and ready to be through it. Still was worth the read, check it out.
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