Wednesday, September 16, 2015

October is going to Hell.

This time of year is known for its unabashedly hedonistic amounts of candy, costumes and pumpkin spice toilet paper. We autumn lovers can't get enough. The leaves, the ability to wear jeans without knee sweat, and our first big to do of the season: Halloween.

I'm one of those people who love October. Scary movies are on all the time, from old creepers to new releases, and it is one of my favorite things to do. Watch a scary movie while cheerfully munching on bags of Halloween candy the trick or treaters will NEVER see because I'm a damn adult and I don't have to share my candy with you kids. GET OFF MY LAWN!

Another favorite here at Geek Girls Book Club, is the announcement of the October read, in all its spooky, frightful glory.

This year, I am going with the first book in one of my favorite book series ever. "Sandman Slim", by the incredible Richard Kadrey.

This book, and the whole series, has it all... but I'll sum it up with a quote from "Kadrey (Butcher Bird) provides biting humor, an over-the-top antihero and a rich stew of metaphoric language in this testosterone- and adrenaline-charged noir thriller. James Stark spent 11 years killing monsters in Lucifer's arena for the entertainment of fallen angels, but now he's back in seedy, magic-riddled L.A., trying to avenge his girlfriend's murder and hunt down Mason Faim, the black magician responsible for getting him sent downtown. 

I can't even pretend to be impartial about this book because I love it so. The characters are so fun, the story is so wild, it is just what you want to curl up with to celebrate the coming of Halloween, a smart ass antihero and his compadres in arms, some who are angels, some...not so much.

Richard Kadrey can be found on twitter: @Richard_Kadrey, and please be sure to check out the website link under the book photo for more information, and also to see the rest of the titles in the series, because if this is your bag, you're gonna want 'em all. Trust me.

So enjoy your fall, your candy and your pumpkin spice hangover. We'll discuss "Sandman Slim" the last Saturday of the month on Facebook, Twitter at #GGBC and on Goodreads, all the links are in the sidebar. I'll see you then, I'll be the one waiting with a bottle of aqua regia and some donuts.