The Grand Dark

The Grand Dark

From the bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series, a lush, dark, stand-alone fantasy built off the insurgent tradition of China Mieville and M. John Harrison?a subversive tale that immerses us in a world where the extremes of bleakness and beauty exist together in dangerous harmony in a city on the edge of civility and chaos. The Great War is over. The city of Lower Pr From the bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series, a lush, dark, stand-alone fantasy built off the insurgent t...

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Title:The Grand Dark
Author:Richard Kadrey
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Grand Dark
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Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The Grand Dark Reviews

  • Julie S
    Aug 02, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 09, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 10, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

  • Skip
    Jul 02, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

  • Emily Lind
    Feb 16, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

  • Steve
    May 11, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

  • Jason
    Aug 15, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

  • Jessica
    Aug 12, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

  • Elizabeth
    Mar 07, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

  • Lou
    Jun 12, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

    Largo Moorden, a worker, a courier, starts 6am sharp in morning on his bicycle through districts delivering, on the road to more earnings and maybe promotion, after a hard days work, with a dose of morphia in the system, The Theatre of Grand Darkness a destination and entertainment of ...

  • Philip Fracassi
    Jun 27, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

  • Will
    May 19, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

  • Loring Wirbel
    Aug 12, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

    Largo Moorden, a worker, a courier, starts 6am sharp in morning on his bicycle through districts delivering, on the road to more earnings and maybe promotion, after a hard days work, with a dose of morphia in the system, The Theatre of Grand Darkness a destination and entertainment of ...

    ARC provided by Netgalley and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. Largo is a bike currier in Lower Proszawa, traveling all over the city dropping packages to the rich, the poor, and everyone in between. The Great War has just ended and the people of this ravaged city dr...

    Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series, has written what is called a standalone novel (though its climax has "sequel" written all over it). It is also intended to be in the style of China Mieville, though its tale of decadence between two great wars seems more a hybrid of 19...

  • Bakertyl
    Jun 09, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

    Largo Moorden, a worker, a courier, starts 6am sharp in morning on his bicycle through districts delivering, on the road to more earnings and maybe promotion, after a hard days work, with a dose of morphia in the system, The Theatre of Grand Darkness a destination and entertainment of ...

    ARC provided by Netgalley and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. Largo is a bike currier in Lower Proszawa, traveling all over the city dropping packages to the rich, the poor, and everyone in between. The Great War has just ended and the people of this ravaged city dr...

    Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series, has written what is called a standalone novel (though its climax has "sequel" written all over it). It is also intended to be in the style of China Mieville, though its tale of decadence between two great wars seems more a hybrid of 19...

    I've been a fan of Kadrey since stumbling on Sandman Slim back in 2013, and hating myself for missing such a great story for four years.  The beginning of this series was enticing, but it didn't meet my hopes and dreams. I loved the blurbs and summary of this story, but I just coul...

  • Hannah
    May 28, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

  • Diana
    May 02, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

  • Jordan
    Jun 06, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

  • Jessica
    Jun 30, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

  • Elena Linville
    Jun 21, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

  • Nancy D   Miz-Firefly aka Sparky
    Jun 25, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

  • Dave
    Feb 21, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

  • Dubi
    May 14, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

    Largo Moorden, a worker, a courier, starts 6am sharp in morning on his bicycle through districts delivering, on the road to more earnings and maybe promotion, after a hard days work, with a dose of morphia in the system, The Theatre of Grand Darkness a destination and entertainment of ...

    ARC provided by Netgalley and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. Largo is a bike currier in Lower Proszawa, traveling all over the city dropping packages to the rich, the poor, and everyone in between. The Great War has just ended and the people of this ravaged city dr...

    Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series, has written what is called a standalone novel (though its climax has "sequel" written all over it). It is also intended to be in the style of China Mieville, though its tale of decadence between two great wars seems more a hybrid of 19...

    I've been a fan of Kadrey since stumbling on Sandman Slim back in 2013, and hating myself for missing such a great story for four years.  The beginning of this series was enticing, but it didn't meet my hopes and dreams. I loved the blurbs and summary of this story, but I just coul...

    Largo Moorden is a bike messenger in the grimy city of Lower Proszawa in the aftermath of The Great War. By day, Largo is meek, obsequious, determined to cycle as far below the radar as possible -- a requisite skill in a paranoid world of feckless bureaucrats, strong-arm police, all-kn...

  • Roy
    Jul 20, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

  • Kristen Burns
    Jun 03, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 09, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

  • Summer Fazzone
    Aug 10, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

    Kadrey's THE GRAND DARK was a fantastic world-building novel, full of mad science and bloody horror and ultra-violence and crazy love. The characters are immediately engaging and the world is easy to sink into like a warm bath that never grows cool. I found the novel immensely entertai...

    This book is so different from his usual urban fantasy! I had to keep reminding myself Kadrey wrote it. It takes place in a dark post war society that is fictional but seems Eastern European. The main character Largo is a bike messenger who just wants to do drugs and hang out with his ...

    2.5 Stars Richard Kadrey is truly awesome and I absolutely love him. Sandman Slim is one of the greatest fictional characters today. The Grand Dark was just okay. ...

    I really wanted to like this one but it just wasn't for me. The setting is gorgeous and lush and so completely atmospheric. I like Largo and Branca and Remy and even all the background characters. The bones of this novel are definitely good. Sadly, the story is lacking. At 25% in, I'...

    I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Like many others, Sandman Slim is one of my favorite series. Also like many others, I struggled with this one. It's slow and plodding, and it is quite a slog wait for the story develop. I guess I'm used to the faster p...

    This book was... okay. I usually try and be more descriptive (or more verbose) with my reviews, but I'm finding it difficult. I liked the Grand Dark, but I didn't love it. Something about it just didn't work for me, though I finished the book and found it entertaining. Kadrey is a ...

    Largo Moorden, a worker, a courier, starts 6am sharp in morning on his bicycle through districts delivering, on the road to more earnings and maybe promotion, after a hard days work, with a dose of morphia in the system, The Theatre of Grand Darkness a destination and entertainment of ...

    ARC provided by Netgalley and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. Largo is a bike currier in Lower Proszawa, traveling all over the city dropping packages to the rich, the poor, and everyone in between. The Great War has just ended and the people of this ravaged city dr...

  • Caitlyn Warren
    May 17, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

  • Jypsy
    Apr 06, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

  • Margaux
    Jun 20, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley & Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was one of those books that had a low thrum of tension throughout the whole thing, that feeling that things were weird and wrong even though you didn?t yet...

    The premise sounded so great I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found out I couldn't care less for the characters or how the story moved. The pace of it was off for me, but I can't quite put my finger on "why". I just felt lost inside the story, like I was missing a bit more of world b...

    The Grand Dark is the tale of Largo, a bike courier, working in a dirty futuristic city, somewhat reminiscent of Blade Runner. The technology is a steampunk blend of autonomous robots (Maras) and chimeras. The city seems trapped in between past and future wars, with a police and secret...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    I so wanted to like The Grand Dark, but it didn't work out that way. This is a seriously slow going story, and the pace caused disinterest for me. I read and skimmed some because I could not connect with this story. Unfortunately, this one is a miss. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in e...

    I lusted for The Grand Dark from the moment I laid eyes on that cover. It looked magical; the first sentences promised me war, and it was written by the father of my all-time favorite badass, Sandman Slim. I thought I?d died and gone to heaven. Thank you Netgalley for fulfilling ...

    Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Grand Dark is an unpredictable, enthralling read full of thing you won't see coming. After finishing the book, I noticed on Goodreads that there are quite a lot of mixed reviews for this and I find that rather disappointing. There ...

    You can find this review and more on my blog. Stars: 2 out of 5 (and that's pushing it because at least the language is good) I love the Sandman Slim series, so I really, REALLY, wanted to love this book... I was so excited to receive the ARC from Netgalley that I pushed all my o...

    While I did finish The Grand Dark in its entirety, I have to first and foremost agree with all the other reviews out there that say this book is a bit of mess. It felt like Richard Kadrey wanted so badly to fit so many things into this story, that it became tangled. Post-war hedonism, ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this to me in exchange for my open and honest review. First off, I want to say that Richard Kadrey is the man and hands down one of my favorite authors. The Sandman Slim saga is a story that has made me cheer for the ...

    This was very different to his Sandman series. Political sort of cold war type east german vibe. I got eerily similar style to China Mievelle or Peter Higgins Wolfhound Century. I loved the world building. The world Kadrey has created is original. However the plot was way too slow for ...

    It's a very cool thing when one of your favorite authors goes outside of their normal style and then absolutely kills it. That's what has happened with The Grand Dark. Sandman Slim was the first book of Kadrey's that I read and I've gone on to devour all his others novels. The Grand Da...

    I tired....I picked this up a few times trying to get through the pacing of this book. As everyone can see the cover is beautiful and the concept is interesting. It's just a very slowly paced book and because of that I just can't really get into it. I liked the articles and entries bet...

    2 / 5 ? Reviewed on https://arefugefromlife.wordpress.com/ ?While Remy had played the vengeful bride in the first play, in this one she was Eva because being murdered was one of her greatest talents.? The Grand Dark is a Roaring-20?s dark noir set in a fictional world ...

    3.5/5, round up to 4 stars for Goodreads! The Great War has ended. In its wake Lower Proszawa has turned to decadence, hedonism, and drugs to squash the underlying feelings of despair. They turn their backs on those who were injured saving their lives in order to avoid eye contact o...

    I didn't even get past the second chapter, so I don't really feel like I have the right to rate this or even put it on my "read" shelf, but I like to keep track of everything because my memory is terrible. So, note to future self: this wasn't for me. I absolutely love Kadrey's Sandm...

  • Sh3lly
    Jun 10, 2019

    Calling this a DNF @ page 97. The cover is gorgeous, and the idea is really clever and intriguing, but I found the pacing to be far too slow, and I see I'm not the only early reviewer to feel this way so far. I think this will be a great book for the right reader, and I hope those look...

    Kadrey's The Grand Dark is an expedition into a world of fantasy very different from sword-battling rascals and pirate conquests. Think more Kafka meets Orwell meets Germanic Steampunk. First, of all, the world created in this novel is at once sort of familiar, but in other respects, u...

    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/1... Buddy read with the MacHalos starting June 11, 2019. Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they...