By Richard Kadrey
All hail Sandman narrow, writer Richard Kadrey's ultra-extreme anti-hero and up to date escapee from Hell. mythical writer William Gibson (Neuromancer) referred to as Kadrey's first deliciously twisted narrow experience "an addictively pleasurable, deeply a laugh, dirty-ass masterpiece", and in quantity 3, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, reveals himself trapped in the midst of a struggle among Heaven and Hell. With God on holiday, the satan nosing round in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing critical harm on the earth, Stark/Slim is able to unharness a few extra adrenaline-surging, edgy and violent supernatural mayhem--and even pay one other stopover at to Hell if necessary--which is excellent information for enthusiasts of Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. eco-friendly.
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Efim pointed them out to me at once, because I was now seeing Kraft as well for the first time in my life. I got up from my seat and went over to make their acquaintance. I'll never forget Kraft's face: no special beauty, but something as if all too meek and delicate, though personal dignity showed everywhere. Twenty-six years old, rather lean, of above-average height, blond, his face grave but soft; overall there was something gentle in him. And yet, if you had asked me, I would never have traded my maybe even very banal face for his face, which I found so attractive.
Mais quelle idée! 10 Even if it's right, isn't it too severe? " "I haven't noticed any of that, and I've lived with him for a month now," I replied, listening impatiently. It was terribly vexing that he hadn't quite come to his senses and mumbled so incoherently. "He just doesn't say it now, but, believe me, it's so. The man is clever, indisputably, and deeply educated; but is that the right kind of intelligence? It all happened to him after his three years abroad. And, I confess, he shocked me very much...
The prince was very religious and sentimental. In his office hung an enormous icon case with an icon lamp. But something would come over him—and he'd suddenly begin to doubt God's existence and say astonishing things, obviously challenging me to reply. My attitude to this idea was rather indifferent, generally speaking, but even so the two of us would get carried away, and always sincerely. Generally, even now I recall all those conversations with pleasure. But the sweetest thing of all for him was to chat about women, and since I, given my dislike of conversations on that topic, could not be a good interlocutor, he would sometimes even get upset.
Aloha from Hell (Sandman Slim, Book 3) by Richard Kadrey