Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion

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Night Shade Books
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5.0 X 7.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim novels, plus five others, including Butcher Bird and Metrophage, as well as a Vertigo comics miniseries. He also writes and speaks about art, culture, and technology for various publications and websites. Kadrey lives in San Francisco and has no qualifications for anything he does.


Praise for Butcher Bird and Richard Kadrey

"If [Butcher Bird] had been rendered in oil or acrylic, it would be kicking world-class lowbrow ass in multi-page spreads in Juxtapoz or on the walls of La Luz de Jesus. Go for it. The man is mad, in every best way." --New York Times bestselling author William Gibson

"Mr. Kadrey's invention never flags. He always has another joke up his sleeve. Even if the joke is on us and our ability to drag the Heavenly Hosts themselves down to street level, and then corrupt them." --Wall Street Journal

"A master of manic, rapid-fire storytelling, hilarious wisecracks, and relentless supernatural lunacy." --Barnes & Noble

"Shares some themes with its later cousin [Sandman Slim], but the shape and the tone of this book are completely different. . . . An original work with a unique voice. Butcher Bird is an engrossing and slightly unsettling reading experience. . . . Go find it. Read it. You'll thank me." --FantasyLiterature.com

"This is the book Sandman Slim should have been. . . . Some of the most creative writing I've seen in a very long time. There are a lot of ideas crammed into the book, a lot of stunningly novel and breathtakingly clever ideas." --Bookish

"Buffy and Angel fans are likely to enjoy Kadrey's offbeat supernatural romp, which blends demonic evil and quirky humor. . . . Kadrey juxtaposes gore and brash insouciance in the face of apocalyptic evil." --Publishers Weekly

"I've said on more than one occasion that I consider Sandman Slim a kind of sideways sequel to Butcher Bird . . . . It has many of the same themes: the notions of Heaven and Hell, the positions of Lucifer versus God, mortals' relationship to the afterlife and to other powers that are beyond them." --Locus "In Butcher Bird I read many of the themes which make the Sandman Slim series so interesting. . . Everything a good quest story should have. . . . Reading Butcher Bird while in the midst of the Sandman Slim series gave me a richer experience, because I already knew what Kadrey was up to." --Lunisea

"Richard Kadrey is a genius." --New York Times bestselling author Holly Black

"Kadrey really is the anti-Twilight. Raw, real, funny, furious, all full of piss and hemoglobin." --FEARnet

"Kadrey's prose is raw and gutter-tough, Raymond Chandler meets Lux Interior at the Whisky a Go Go at the end of days." --Austin Chronicle

"Kadrey's a fascinating writer and no matter how vicious Sandman Slim gets, we're rooting for him to win." --New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

"Kadrey makes magic, humor, and crime mix effortlessly." --Seattle Book Review