I love, love, love this book.
It's rough, in some ways, but really, a missing quotation mark here or there didn't phase me with a story this wonderful.
I already adore Kadrey's Sandman Slim
series, so I thought I'd dip into the back catalogue as well. This is a precursor, both temporally and thematically, to that series, and it's independently published, which can be significantly hit or miss.
This is a hit.
I'm not sure I can articulate why
, exactly, but this hits all my cylinders. The magical underpinnings that exist alongside the mundane world, the Miltonesque Judeo-Christian shenanigans, the smart-ass protagonist covered in tattoos, and capped off with a rather delightful Lucifer... perfect.
Also, Lulu is awesomesauce.