Originally read March 1, 2012 4 Stars
When I'm reading a Richard Kadrey novel I'm in another world. A world where anything is posible and right now it's about to be overrun by Drifters (Zombies, Zed, the Dead). Lucifer is here too, attempting to produce a movie about his life. Our hero, Sandman Slim, suspects Lucifer may be his Father. "What kind of kid would want Lucifer for a Father? He'd give you the 'censored by Amazon' Christmas presents ever. On the other hand, he'd throw the greatest Halloween parties". It's irreverent dialog like this that keeps me coming back for more.
This is Kadrey's 2nd book in the "Sandman Slim" series. The original, "Sandman Slim" is not required reading to enjoy "Kill the Dead", but it wouldn't hurt. He's also the author of the wildly imaginative "Butcher Bird: A Novel Of The Dominion" from 2007. One of the best books I've read in the last 5 years.
"Kill the Dead" is filled with Angels, Fallen Angels, the Undead and so much more. Of course being able to suspend your disbelieve is a requirement to enjoy these books, but once you do, this is a wonderful way to escape the everyday. All of Richard kadrey's works are available, both in print and for the the Kindle, at Amazon.com.