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    We still haven't sold UK rights and they cover Australia, so I'm not surprised you had to hunt it down. Sorry. We've sold the book all over the world, but the Brits aren't biting. I should have put in more kippers references.
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    Here's an interview I did recently for

    The interview at the Eureka Idea Lab
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    Finally got around to ordering a copy of Sandman Slim after wanting to check it out for months.
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    Thanks. Hope you enjoy it.

    By the way, we're going to have a lot of KILL THE DEAD giveaways at ComicCon. Come by the Eos Books booth.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2010
    Tweet from William Gibson: RT @TweetingFan: @GreatDismal What was the last good book you read? [Richard Kadrey's Kill The Dead]
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    That was a pretty cool thing to see.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2010 edited
    My copy finally arrived a couple of days ago. I f I didn't have a one set of books to read that I promised other people that I would read I'd be reading it right now.
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    Hope you like it.

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    Finally got round to picking up the paperback Sandman Slim and I couldn't put it down. I always kind of feel bad after reading a book in a day or two though considering how much time the author put into it. I might have to get the hardback of the next one. I've already recommended it to a bunch of friends who enjoy this sort of thing. Leather jackets, demon-slaying, self-destructive tendencies, really big knives etc.
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    I'm glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for pimping it to your friends.
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    Evenin' Richard,
    I've managed to track down and read most your fiction, bar 'Kamikaze L'Amour' which has been a bit of a pain to get at the right price (though i'll probably get it through book depository) and i've thoroughly enjoyed all of it. I'm also a big fan of Tom Waits and liked the inclusion of the 'Alice' lyrics in 'Sandman Slim', which reminds me of Neil Gaiman including a Waits reference in 'American Gods'. How old were you when you started listening to Tom Waits and what's your favourite era/album?
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    What was the Waits reference in American Gods? I know the book, but I don't remember the quote.

    I’m one of those people who liked Waits' from the start but started getting tired of the wino beatnik poet thing. Then he did Swordfishtrombones and from there on I knew he was someone I would stick with. I used a Waits quote for my first novel, Metrophage, too.

    Now I lay me down to sleep
    I hear the sirens in the street
    All my dreams are made of chrome
    I have no way to get back home

    I’m pretty sure that Borderlands Books in San Francisco has copies of Kamikaze L’Amour for a reasonable price.
    (415) 824-8203
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    Gaiman used a few lines from 'Tango Till They're Sore' to open Chapter 10.

    I'll tell you all my secrets
    But i lie about my past
    So send me off to bed forever more

    Gaiman also included a reference to the Burma-shave ad campaign, Waits being how i was first introduced to the ads. And because of the name i kept thinking of the line 'Shadow fixed the toilet with an old trombone. He never get up in the morning on a Saturday ' from 'Gun St Girl'.

    Oooh Borderlands ship internationally. Much obliged.
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    I remember seeing Burma Shave-style ads driving through the deep south when I was a kid. Not the real thing, but local copies. For all I know, they're still there, full of bullet holes and rotting next to barbwire fences around sorghum fields.
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    I'll be serializing a new story, SUSPECT ZERO, next week on my blog.
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    I'm guessing it has nothing to do with the movie containing a vigilante ex-psychic spy portrayed by Sir Ben Kingsley. Your story will most certainly be more entertaining and intelligent than Aaron Eckhart straining my ability to suspend disbelief for over an hour.

    Also, when did you get your first tattoo and what was it?
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    I don't see Kingsley in the the movie verson of my story. It's more of a Bill Moseley part.

    Here's the link to part one of the story.

    Suspect Zero, part 1
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    Read Sandman Slim and loved it. Were the Kissi completely your own invention, or do they have a history already, somewhere within Catholic mythology?

    But yeah, great read, I've already recommended it to one friend and will surely recommend it to more.
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    There are a lot of old Hebrew beliefs/myths elements in the books, too. The Kissi are more related to the Kabbalistic Qliphoth than anything in Catholic teachings.
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    Part two of SUSPECT ZERO is live.

    Suspect Zero, Part 2