The Kill Society

The Kill Society Sandman Slim returns in this stunning high octane ninth thriller in the series filled with the intense kick ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times bestselling aut

  • Title: The Kill Society
  • Author: Richard Kadrey
  • ISBN: 9780062474186
  • Page: 228
  • Format: ebook
  • Sandman Slim returns in this stunning, high octane ninth thriller in the series, filled with the intense, kick ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desSandman Slim returns in this stunning, high octane ninth thriller in the series, filled with the intense, kick ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead Making his way inland with nothing but his unerring instinct for trouble to guide him, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with this brutal bunch made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels and Father Traven.Slim didn t land in Tenebrae by chance His little stunt of trying to open Heaven has set off a tsunami across the universe Now, the afterlife is falling apart because of the ensuing warfare And when Heaven finds out Slim is close by, the angels put a fat bounty on his head.It s one thing to ride with a ferocious criminal pack across the treacherous plains it s another to do it when everyone in the land of the dead is itching to keep you there permanently But Slim s not too worried He s been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, Earth, and him for years A pack of vicious bounty hunters, vengeful angels, and dangerous enemies with friendly smiles isn t going to stop him fixing the chaos he s caused one way or another.

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    1. Over the last 3 weeks or so, I've listened to all 9 of the SandMan Slim Audiobooks (and the single novella that fits between books 3 and 4.)I really don't know what I could say about these books that would be a stronger recommendation than that.I think I'll talk more about the books later, but I might do it on my blog instead of here. I never know the best way is to discuss a whole series on But yeah. If you're looking for some good, pulpy, action filled urban fantasy with non-standard plotting [...]

    2. The Kill Society (Sandman Slim #9) by Richard Kadrey is a book I won with the Giveaway, hippie!!! I have been reading Sandman Slim novels since they came out. This is before I started reviewing, sorry. I have been too broke to buy #8 and this one. Now I just need to see if I can get #8. These books need to be read in order.This time, Sandman is in Hell, really dead this time. He has been there so many times but for a variety of reasons. Yep, he is that kinda guy! Fighting in the arenas, substit [...]

    3. Urban Fantasy is a favorite genre of mine and the Sandman Slim series felt like just the series for me. Now, this is book nine and perhaps it's not wise to start a series with a book so far along, but I have never been wise when it comes to books and I often read books out of order. And, for the most part, does it work. THE KILL SOCIETY is one of those series that did work. However, I will admit that it perhaps would have been easier to understand what was going on and especially know who is who [...]

    4. When I read the first line of this book, I remembered why I love this series so much. The dialogue is whip sharp, darkly funny, and impossibly clever. I loved it, and missed the grittiness of this urban fantasy story. There were some welcome similarities to MAD MAX, but the rest of the story was all SANDMAN SLIM awesomeness. Stark was back in all his snarky, back-talking glory, new and old characters returning for a fantastic story with lots of action and mystery. The ending was great and opened [...]

    5. I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I've really enjoyed this series, but I think this one has been the best by far. In this volume, Stark is outside of his "comfort zone", stuck in the Tenebrae, a sort of purgatory with all sorts of interesting, and dangerous, lost souls. He has no one to rely here, his friends all think he's dead, and he's forced to rely on his wits to get him through this trial. Lots of surprises and twists that impact on the on-going plot lines tha [...]

    6. OK, I was a little disappointed with this one. Sandman Slim/James Stark took some licks from the Wormwood folks, and finds himself adrift in Tenebrae again when he crosses path with a Messiah, and his goons. Happily, he is reunited with a few long lost friends, but the whole book has a kind of Mad Max feel to it. He falls in with the Messiah and his rabble on their quest for a magic sword that will power their weapon, and help bring down Heaven. Of course, more than one group of angels show up, [...]

    7. I can't believe we are already up to book 9 in this series! We pick up immediately after that surprise ending in The Perdition Score. We all do know how that ended right? Stark has a whole new set of challenges now, but he also gets some help from old friends. Add in the usual amounts of sarcastic humor and random acts of violence gives us one wild ride to another twist at the end I didn't see coming. This is a series that never fails to deliver for me. Now I just have to try and be patient as I [...]

    8. I make no bones about being an unabashed fan of this series, it in my opinion is urban fantasy done as it should be, in its best possible form. The Kill Society starts in a bit of jam after the WTF ending of the last book. But Stark as usual meets all problems as he usually does, with a smart remark and a knife or two to the neck. The action does not fail to impress as usual and it seems that the action pieces in the stories are getting bigger and bigger, maybe to go all out in the next installm [...]

    9. 5 StarsThe Kill Society by Richard Kadrey is yet another annual guilty pleasure of mine. It is as always a really great summer read. The Getaway God could have concluded the series but thankfully for us Richard Kadrey is not finished with James and neither are we. This is the now the 9th book of the series and even being dead and downtown we are not done with the adventures of Sandman Slim. I really could read 88 more stories about James Starks and his Scooby gang.goThe Kill Society is a smaller [...]

    10. I always love the snarky dialogue in these books, and the devil-may-care attitude about good old fashioned ass-whuppings. However, this book was not set in L.A. like most of the others in this series. That odd road trip through the desolate dessert of limbo wasn't quite as fun to read about, but of course the book ends on quite a cliff hanger and I can't wait to read the next in the series. Call me a Sandman Slim Fool!

    11. Sandman slim is the best urban fantasy series out there, and I'll fight anyone who disagrees in the arena! This is another excellent installment. Bring on book 10and soon!The audio book is superbly narrated by MacLeod Andrews as always.

    12. The Kill Society by author Richard Kadrey is the ninth in the Sandman Slim series and takes up where the last book, The Perdition Score, left off. James Stark aka Sandman Slim is now dead and in Hell but Hell just ain’t what it used to be. He has not only landed in the Tenebrae, a part of Hell he remembers not so fondly from when he was Lucifer for a while, he finds himself confronted by a caravan of the dead with a charismatic leader called the Magistrate on a mission to get a mysterious obje [...]

    13. So, if you came all the way to this book, you must know how the previous one ended, right? If you don't, turn around and go read it first. Start with whichever book you left of, as this series really benefits from being read in sequence.So, disclaimer made, I was glad this book picked up where the previous one left us, as it was one hell of a cliffhanger. Better still, the story does a complete 180 and follows a different path, taking us through Tenebrae with the Havoc and their leader, the Magi [...]

    14. This is the 9th book in the Sandman Slim series and was a well done continuation of this series. I enjoyed this book, as with all the Sandman Slim books, it has a unique voice, gritty tone, and wry wit. Sandman Slim is finally deadd for real this time. He finds himself in the far reaches of Tenebrae, uncertain of which of his nephilim abilities he retains. While he’s trying to come to terms with this he finds himself set upon by a caravan of other residents of Tenebrae led by a creepy dude nam [...]

    15. Sandman Slim has some great adventures in hell with some interesting characters. Fantastic as usual. Looks like some of his old enemies are offering him a deal to get out of Hell, but it might also keep him there forever.

    16. I'm convinced that all of the people that gave this 5 stars and gush about how good it was, how there was so much action and how it's the best in the series, read a different book than I did.Let me sum up the book: 30% traveling through a barren wasteland, 65% talking, 4% action/fighting. What about the last 1%? I dunno, I must have dozed off plodding through this.

    17. Another serving of brain candy! Snappy dialogue & action galore for Slim. Kadrey writes as if his hair is on fire spouting forth non - stop visions of brilliance . ( I received this through a giveaway.)

    18. Thank you, sir! May I have another? Seriously, I need Sandman Slim #10. Now.Further thoughts:Max Max meets Jim Jones meets Alice in Wonderland meets Fight Club meets Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Yeah, I'm goin' with that.

    19. Sandman Slim is back, and this time he's apparently participating in some sort of Mad Max re-enactment. In Hell.It's exactly as awesome as it sounds.

    20. Hard to believe that this is book 9 in this series, and Kadrey is still going places and making the story of Sandman Slim exciting! I did this on audiobook and really enjoyed it!

    21. Sandman Slim is comfort food.Violent and fairly sweary comfort food. Served on a bed of Paradise Lost that's less about rhyming and more about grit, gore and the occasional nerdy reference.

    22. Another epic story in the Sandman Slim series. I'm also excited to hear that there is a movie in the works.Mr. Kadrey, keep the stories coming please!

    23. The biggest departure for the series thus far, but probably the most FUN to date. I love seeing Stark at his wiliest and sneakiest. The big Angelic reveal halfway through was a surprise but far from unwelcome, and Stark's private "prayer" to Candy brought a tear to my eye. I can't wait for book 10 to see what ever happened with Samael, Travern, and the rest of the gang, but mostly I really just want to see Candy kick Starks ass good and proper once more.

    24. I never get tired of this series or MacLeod Andrews’ brilliant narration. After the surprise ending of the last book, Stark finds himself in the desolation of the Tenebrae, not sure whether he still has any of his abilities. It’s not long before trouble finds him in the shape of The Magistrate and his band of dangerous misfits, on a secret mission. Stark is surprised to find Father Traven, the sin eating priest, is part of the group along with another, less welcome blast from his past. All S [...]

    25. Sandman Slim is a goner. Seriously, for-real-this-time, no take-backsies dead. Sure, he's been dead before, but mostly on purpose, and this time feels different. For one thing, instead of heading right to Hell (oh, come on, like he'd go to Heaven) he ends up on the far edge of the Tenebrae, the grim, bleak land of the lost dead. Within about 3 pages, he ends up in conflict with – and then, in true James Stark style, being recruited by – the Havoc, a tribe of crusaders traveling the desert la [...]

    26. An improvement on some of the recent Sandman Slim novels that got perhaps a little unwieldy with characters.Picking up exactly where the last book left off. Kadrey here uses a Fleming-esque narritive wherin Stark immediately sfinds himself in a situation and has to play it out undercover, not showing his actual hand until the end.You could read this book without it, but reading the "Devil in The Dollhouse" short story (set during Stark's time as Lucifer) before this one will enrich it a little. [...]

    27. *I received the book for free through First Read*The Kill Society is about, Sandman Slim (aka James Stark), who finds himself on a mountain top in Tenebrae with no idea of how he got there or why.  He comes across a mysterious figure known as the Magistrate and his band of Mad Max wannabes (along with some familiar faces) and reluctantly joins their crusade to find a very special bullet for a very special gun.I loved this book, couldn't put it down, and I actually yelled when I got to the end [...]

    28. Stark is dead. Like, dead-dead. He, of course, ends up on the outskirts of hell, the Tenebrae, and joins a motley crew of characters who are on an important, but unknown, mission, led by the mysterious psychopath known as "The Magistrate." What could possibly go wrong? Ha! This was a good time. Kadrey really outdid himself on ways he could completely fuck over Stark's life, and I loved it! It's what this series needed. A good shakeup and something different. Of course, the book ends on a big old [...]

    29. I'm not sure what I was expecting from this installment of the series, but it just fell flat for me. :\ It felt like a transition piece, like the second in a trilogy where we're all just going to have to hang in there and suck up the mediocre offering until the real conclusion comes about. Maybe I'm getting bored, which would be awful since this is one of my favourite on-going series.Stark's dead and winds up in the Tenebrae, where he hooks up with the Havoc, a group of souls and Hellions led by [...]

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