San Francisco-based author Richard Kadrey just released his fifth book of his Sandman Slim series, “Kill City Blues.” The series follows the story of James Stark, who lives in Los Angeles after leaving his former home — Hell.
Kadrey will hold a discussion today at Flyleaf Books. He spoke with Staff Writer Gabriella Cirelli about his newest addition to the series.
Daily Tar Heel: Can you tell me a little bit about the book?
Richard Kadrey: It’s the fifth book in the Sandman Slim series, called “Kill City Blues.” Basically, it is about this guy named James Stark, who I took out of Hollywood — his comfort zone and where he has spent a lot of time — and relocated him somewhere where he wouldn’t be happy, which ended up being Santa Monica at the beach and in a shopping mall.
But the shopping mall is a really evil one, full of ghosts and supernatural beings, and it was supposed to be the biggest in the country, but while it was being built, half of it collapsed and killed most of the construction workers, which is why it’s now called Kill City. Stark is looking for a supernatural weapon to fight a set of old gods who used to rule the universe and are headed back, and that weapon is located somewhere in Kill City.