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Zané Sachs ‘Sadie the Sadist’ Review


Written by: Myra Gabor

Isn’t there someone you would love to kill? Your boss? A coworker? Someone you just met?

Sadie wants to and she’s not shy about sharing her passions with us.  Besides killing people, these passions include cooking and copulating with anyone she takes a fancy to.  If a person isn’t available, there’s always the store’s vegetables.

Sadie likes sharing her recipes with us. The one that especially sticks with me is her Kick Ass Slaw. Personally I’ve never tried adding her secret ingredient, raw chicken juice, room temperature.  Sadie claims that what gives the slaw a kick is actually the mustard.

Sadie works in a supermarket mostly shucking and chopping corn.  She feels that this is a demotion from her job of filling the salad bar. Therefore, she decides that the Assistant Store Manager has to go.  Even lower on the job scale is her assignment as a bagger. Therefore, the substitute Assistant Store Manager has to go.  Though she must knuckle under and smile and agree with whatever job she’s assigned, Sadie the Sadist is her alter ego who doesn’t put up with attitude from anyone.

She hates spur of the moment kills, much prefers the ones she’s planned.  For Sadie the Sadist, actually murdering someone is as easy as when she planned it in her head.

As the book goes on, the murders get easier (the cleanup not so much) and the recipes get more ingenious. Wait till you get to the recipe for Sadie’s Kraut and Knuckles.

This book might be called black humor, but it’s still pretty funny.  At the end, Ms Grey includes a Book Club Discussion Section with topics related to the book.

If you have an impish sense of humor a la Alfred Hitchcock, then this book is for you.

Order it here.

Rating: 5/5

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9 Comments on Zané Sachs ‘Sadie the Sadist’ Review

  1. Wayne C. Rogers // April 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm // Reply

    That”s my kind of lady!!!


  2. Kiss, kiss, Wayne. I’d love to make YOU dinner. 😉

    BTW Sadie the Sadist will be FREE on Amazon, April 25-29 Sadie soooo wants to go home with you!


  3. The cover alone sells this one for me. This is a publisher who understands that people do indeed judge books by their covers. Excellent graph design, and from the sound of it, excellent book. Congrats, Zané – sounds like you’ve got a winner on your hands!


  4. Wayne C. Rogers // April 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm // Reply

    Zane, tell Sadie she can have the bed and I’ll sleep on the couch. She will need to ignore the .44 magnum I keep under my pillow. I’ve been watching too many Dirty Harry movies. Oh, and she can’t tie me up. Uh-huh. I don’t want to put any signs of temptation in front of her. If she ties me up, who knows what might happen?


  5. @Wayne … Sadie uses duck tape (btw, that’s the sticky stuff’s original name), so you won’t be tied up, just bandaged. And a .44 magnum is pretty useless if you’re unconscious, When are you coming over, Wayne? (Sadie’s mixing up a batch of her cocktails.)


    • Wayne C. Rogers // April 29, 2014 at 12:39 am // Reply

      Okay, I have Sadie ordered from Amazon. Should be here by this coming Monday. Now, I’ll be able to find out just what kind of girl Sadie really is. I hope she’s a good kisser!


  6. Matt Barbour // May 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm // Reply

    I just recently finished this book. It is the real deal. I often feel as if other gives rate books higher than I would, but it definitely warrants the 5. The focus on the anal rape of men makes me in some ways think of Sachs along the same lines as Brite. However, she has her own voice. While the book is marketed as black comedy, I would classify it as straightforward splatterpunk. Splatterpunk often has humorous aspects, but really the emphasis is on sex and violence.


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