Sadie the Sadist by Zane Sachs is one of those novels that should come with a warning label for exceptionally gruesome depictions of gore and violence. Sadie’s retelling of minute details of kinky sex prior to the termination of partners pales when compared to the impressions readers will carry away after reading her recipes. Sadie is an inventive culinary artist. So, other than fans of gore, who would select this as something to review? Why? Readers should consider this paragraph as a warning label. This is not a read for those with weak stomachs. A subtitle, X-tremely Black Humor/Horror provides further clues as to the genre of this novel. And Sadie’s recipes are never boring.