The Getaway God (2014)
The Getaway God (2014)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 3
0062094610 (ISBN13: 9780062094612)
Harper Voyager
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This is the first of the series that I've read (listened to) and I'm really impressed with the amount of downright silliness, sincerity and very human interaction all of the characters have with each other. The author is well able to keep his characters perfectly defined and solid. A really captivating read. Mine is something like the 186th review of this book at Goodreads but I recommend it highly nevertheless - my two cents worth in a very happy crowd of readers. The pleasures of the Sandman Slim series are simple, from one perspective: our anti-hero, James "Sandman Slim" Stark - half human, half angel - kicks the living shit out of everything in his path (ancient deities, marauding zombies, demons, devils, angels, vampires, wizards, government inquisitors, local cops, average jerks, you name it) as he repeatedly saves the planet (or at least Los Angeles), with his girlfriend and sidekick Candy - half human, half spider/vampire thing - at his side. There is no end to the jaded wisecracks, the ultra violence, and the seemingly endless side visits to Stark's favorite tiki bar. But here in the sixth volume, the series shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, the complex cosmology of the series continues to fascinate. In this edition, we learn that the gods who originally ruled our reality were banished outside of existence by God (of Biblical fame) when He took over; and now these ancient gods might have found a way back into our reality, at a time when God (split into five shards of His former self, one of which - the one ruling Heaven - is blind, deaf and arguably an idiot) is seemingly defenseless. But when things look the bleakest for humanity, Sandman Slim steps in and makes it *his* problem to solve. Maybe, someday, when this series hits like book number forty-eight, I will tire of this formula. But I suspect Sandman Slim will continue to surprise and delight me for quite a while to come.
Another solid entry in the Sandman Slim series. If you liked the others, you'll like this one.
The GG Allin reference alone deserves an extra three stars. Such an excellent series
first one I read. I will be looking for more of these in the future.
3.5 :) pretty damn good
I really enjoyed it.
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