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Friday, 5 April 2019

THE GETAWAY GOD


The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey
Book 6 of the Sandman Slim series
Read by MacLeod Andrews
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


About The Getaway God:
Sandman Slim must save himself — and the entire world — from the wrath of some enraged and vengeful ancient gods in this sixth high-octane adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.

Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude — not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer — James Stark aka Sandman Slim has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya — the old gods. But their imminent invasion is only one of Stark's problems right now. LA is descending into chaos, and a new evil — the Wildfire Ripper — is stalking the city.

No ordinary killer, The Ripper takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell. He's also the only person alive who may know how to keep the world from going extinct. The trouble is, he's also Stark's worst enemy . . . the only man in existence Stark would enjoy killing twice.

Source: Info in the About The Getaway God was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18456381-the-getaway-god on 11/01/2015.

My Thoughts:
In this book Richard Kadrey brought us back to Stark's origins which I wasn't expecting and was a nice surprise. The past came to haunt him and almost got him too. But of course our bad-ass hero survived. Not necessarily win... but survived. However I didn't like the way Stark lost the ability to shadow-walk... That one is a bummer... and that was one of his major advantage against his enemies. Now I wonder how the author is going to spin the story next and let Stark still survive enough for several more books down the line for this series... Probably beat the sh**t out of our hero... Anyway, this book still has the same good story telling quality which has always been true for this series. However, having said that, it still took me a very long time to finish this book. I'm not sure if its me, or the book is just slow. And compared to the other books I've read in this series thus far, this is my least favourite. I guess it gotta happen sometime... But that doesn't mean that I am no longer a fan of this series, because I still very much am... Fingers crossed that Kadrey gets his mojo back with the next book.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 2
Pace = 1.5
Plot = 3.5
Narration = 5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Books In The Sandman Slim Series:
Book 1: SANDMAN SLIM Book 2: KILL THE DEAD Book 3: ALOHA FROM HELL Book 3.5: DEVIL IN THE DOLLHOUSE Book 6: THE GETAWAY GOD Book 8: THE PERDITION SCORE Book 9: THE KILL SOCIETY Book 10: HOLLYWOOD DEAD


 
FTC Disclosure:
This book, in all its formats, were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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