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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim #1) by Richard Kadrey + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.

This week I'm spotlighting one of my OWNtober reads, Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim #1) by Richard Kadrey.  I've had this sitting on my shelf way too long and this seems like the perfect time of year to start this urban fantasy series.


I wake up on a pile of smoldering garbage and leaves in the old Hollywood Forever cemetery behind the Parmount Studio lot on Melrose, thought these last details don't come to me until later.


"You're back here from Hell, talking about murder, and you're pulling guns from under my floor.  Shouldn't I be a little frightened for both of us?"

50/50 Friday: Most/ Least Descriptive Author

Most - Stephen King - He's the first that came in to my mind!

Least - James M. Cain - His style also came to mind right off too.

Have you read any of these books?  What are you reading this weekend?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I haven't seen anything about Sandman Slim before. It looks like an interesting story.

  2. New to me too, but that cover looks so intriguing I'm more than curious! Happy Friday! Here's MY FRIDAY POST.

  3. I need to read Sandman Slim too! I didn't realize it took place in L.A.😁

  4. Stephan King is a very descriptive author!

  5. LOVE King!
    Your book sounds creeptastic too!! Happy weekend!

  6. Usually it is the beginning line that stands out, but in this case it was the 56 for me. Enjoy!

  7. I like that opening line. The details often don't come to me until later either, My Friday Quotes

    1. I know the feeling myself. :)

      Thanks for sharing, Anne.

  8. Great excerpts. I also love the cover. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  9. That's an interesting cover and title! That opening sure does set a scene, and man, it apparently escalates a lot by page 56. I love it. xD

  10. Those snippets really have me curious for more. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  11. King is really descriptive, isn't he? I haven't tried James M. Cain before.

    I like the excerpts you shared from Sandman Slim. I haven't heard of that one.

    Have a great week!


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