Killing Pretty

Killing Pretty

A Sandman Slim Novel

Book - 2015
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"Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death--ripping the heart right out of him--or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl--distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes--as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world...and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062373106
0062373102
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kadrey Richard 07/2015
Characteristics: 387 pages ;,19 cm.

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mmhallock Feb 10, 2016

A continuation of the Sandman Slim narrative, book best read in sequence as part of this series. Interesting story & worthwhile reading but not quite as good as prior books in this series.

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daeb
Nov 07, 2015

Disappointing. Compared to the other Sandman Slim novels, very little goes on in this one. The plot is not nearly as convoluted or complicated as it is in the other books, and very little happens to any of the characters. We learn nothing new about any of the old characters, either. Stark ends up enlisting the aid of a group of supernaturals very similar to one he has gone to before. Very little is added to the canon in Killing Pretty, but a couple of interesting new things are hinted at, and will surely show up in the next book, if there is one. Not a bad book, just not as good as the others.

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