Butcher Bird

Richard Kadrey, Author . Night Shade $14.95 (257p) ISBN 978-1-59780-086-0

Buffy

and Angel fans are likely to enjoy Kadrey's offbeat supernatural romp, which blends demonic evil and quirky humor. The relatively normal life of San Francisco tattoo artist Spyder Lee goes thoroughly crazy when he's rescued from a mugger by Shrike, a mysterious blind woman who reveals that Lee's assailant was actually a demon. The wounds he suffered in the assault give him the ability to see the Dominions, other spheres of existence that regular mortals are unaware of. Soon Spyder finds himself hip-deep in demonic trouble, protecting his friend Lulu by offering his body to the organ-collecting Black and then dragging her off to join Shrike on a madcap journey to Hell, where they encounter monsters, Lucifer and even an alternate-time version of Lee himself. Kadrey (Kamikaze L'Amour ) juxtaposes gore and brash insouciance in the face of apocalyptic evil, a blend that may not suit everyone's taste. (July)

Reviewed on: 06/04/2007
Release date: 08/01/2007
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 284 pages - 978-1-5174-7397-6
Open Ebook - 256 pages - 978-1-59780-404-2
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-1-59780-924-5
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