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Aloha from Hell: Sandman Slim Series, Book 3
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Supernatural fantasy's greatest anti-hero goes back to hell! In Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, finds himself trapped in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. Perfect for fans of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. Green.

Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell.

Stark's got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone.

Even for Sandman Slim, that's a tall order. And it's only the beginning.

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Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell.

Stark's got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone.

Even for Sandman Slim, that's a tall order. And it's only the beginning.

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        "Richard Kadrey's 'Sandman Slim' series is one of my favorite sets of fantasy books from the last few years..." — John Scalzi

        "I hope Kadrey keeps putting out Sandman Slim books for the next 20 years. They're that much fun to read." — Wired

        "Kadrey's prose is raw and gutter-tough, Raymond Chandler meets Lux Interior at the Whisky a Go Go at the end of days." — Austin Chronicle

        "This bad-ass supernatural horror stuff is clearly the material he was born to write. Kadrey has an ungodly (literally) amount of fun with Stark's wryer-than-wry and violenter-than-violent observations and dialog." — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

        "Full of action, wit, and suspense, this grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go. Kadrey is a master storyteller (overused, I know, but very apt) and he will have you rooting for him in Hell and on Earth." — Suspense magazine

        "Kadrey knows how to spin a story, his prose is crisp and effortless, and the entertainment value is high." — Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction on Kill the Dead

        "Compelling...brilliantly metaphoric...profane mixture of noir atmospherics, black humor, and nonstop action will please Kadrey's many fans." — Publishers Weekly

        "Kadrey's stylized treatment of the ubiquitous urban fantasy genre makes it seem fresh" — Kirkus Reviews

        "The perfect escapist storyline ... side-splittingly funny. ... gruesome slapstick mixed with down-and-dirty Hammett-esque mayhem and double-dealing. ... If you've been hoping someone would bring the full-strength SoCal toxic waste to the urban fantasy game, then Sandman Slim is your poison." — io9.com

        "If authors were tarot cards, Richard Kadrey would unarguably be the Hierophant of Paranormal Fantasy." — Paul Goat Allen

        "...endlessly inventive and high-octane...Kadrey's an excellent writer who's able to juggle all of it without dropping a single pin." — Locus

        "Everything a sequel should be; that is, more. ... There's hardly a moment where you're not chewing your fingernails to the wrist wondering what happens next. ... Kadrey is a hell of a writer, versatile and seasoned, and these pulpy, dark, ultraviolent novels are his best work yet." — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

        "James Stark, antihero of 2009's Sandman Slim, returns in this gritty, over-the-top tale of supernatural mayhem...Profane, intensely metaphoric language somehow makes self-tortured monster Stark sympathetic and turns a simple story into a powerful noir thriller." — Publishers Weekly on KILL THE DEAD

        "Witty, gritty, over-the-top mayhem to care. If you mixed Jim Butcher with Christopher Moore, forced a kicking and screaming Warren Ellis in after them, and shook well, you'd get . . . well, I'd be careful opening the mixer. But the result wouldn't be too far away from this." — Daytona Beach News

        "Hilarious ... belongs up there with Dresden Files and Felix Castor novels. ... some of the best supernatural buddy comedy ever created. ... This is that rare sequel that's actually better than the first book (which was plenty great) and manages to take several leaps forward." — io9.com

        If you like your horror stories with a little camp, a little quirkiness and a whole lot of blood and gore then Kill The Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey will be right up your alley. — Las Vegas Review...

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        Compelling if cartoon-like ultra-violence and sometimes brilliantly metaphoric language drive Kadrey’s third Sandman Slim contemporary noir fantasy (after 2010’s Kill the Dead). Lucifer has returned to Heaven, leaving a power vacuum in Hell. Mason, the magician whom half-angelic antihero James Stark recently killed, is more than willing to step into the breach, and soon he’s massing demonic forces to attack Heaven and possibly destroy the universe. Manipulating angels, demons, and the monstrous Kissi, Stark must head off a full-scale war, and if that means returning to Hell, he might as well do the Orpheus thing and rescue his dead girlfriend while he’s there. Fittingly, perhaps, Hell turns out to look a lot like Stark’s hometown, Los Angeles, on a very bad day. This installment feels a bit long at times, but its profane mixture of noir atmospherics, black humor, and nonstop action will please Kadrey’s many fans.

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Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell.

Stark's got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone.

Even for Sandman Slim, that's a tall order. And it's only the beginning.

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