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    Sandman Slim

    A friend who found out I power-read the Dresden Files suggested I checkout the Sandman Slim series. I read the first book last night and it has a vibe very similar to dresden and anyone who likes the later will very likely enjoy the former

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    Yeah the series is really solid - I suggested it here ages ago when the first book came out but I was roundly ignored (as usual when i suggest a book )

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    I finished reading the current 5 books in the series in 5 days, so yeah it was fun. I'm surprised no-one who's into the Dresden Files hasn't read it yet. It's very similar, but quite a bit darker.

    Since it might help, I'll post the back of book blurb from the first of the series -
    Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.

    Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.

    Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.

    Darkly twisted, irreverent, and completely hilarious, Sandman Slim is the breakthrough novel by an acclaimed author.

    It's quite funny in spots, FAR more violent than Dresden, but the requisite smart-ass anti-hero one would expect from this genre of novels is well represented.

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    Will definitely check it out.

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    Definitely will check out after I finish the second Hyperion dyad.
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    Huge fan....ex/GF recommended it to me. I dig the style.

    Anyone into the Dresden Files should check out Simon R. Green as well....his Tales from the Nightside series and Secret Histories series are great as well....darker than the Dresden Files, but just as good.
    Last edited by Steinmetzify; 08-21-2013 at 08:05 PM.

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