Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey; 2009; $22.99; 388 pages; eos, New York, NY; 978-0-06-171430-6; fiction; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 12/23-12/25

Why did I pick this up?  Someone had told me if liked the Harry Dresden books that I should try this series.

What is the story?  Stark got sent to Hell 11 years ago without dying and managed to survive.  While there he was like the gladiator that would not die facing all kinds of enemies.  When he comes back to Earth he is looking for those who sent him to hell and wants revenge on them.  While doing that he helps save the world, make some friends and learn a lot about himself.

Did I like it?  Yes, Stark is Harry Dresden without the humor and without so many friends.  He is a one man wrecking crew.

Grade-A

What is with the title of the review?  Stark is a magical being like Dresden and battles supernatural enemies here on the earthly plain.