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Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
  

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Considered a modern classic, and consistently featured in lists of Books To Read Before Your Head Explodes, Only Forward is a novel you'll never forget. Michael Marshall Smith's surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with dark recollections of an emotional minefield. May we introduce you to Stark. Oh, and by the way - good luck. Stark is the private investigator who goes to work when Something Happens to you. And when a Something happens it's no good chanting 'go away go away go away' and cowering in a corner, because a Something always comes from your darkest past and won't be beaten until you face it. And that's not easy in a city where reality is twisting and broken, a world in which friends can become enemies in a heartbeat - and where your most secret fear can become a soul-shredding reality. And the worst of it is, for this nightmare you don't even have to be asleep...

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Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith's surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with dark recollections of an emotional minefield. May we introduce you to Stark. Oh, and by the way - good luck. Stark is the private investigator who goes to work when Something Happens to you. And when a Something happens it's no good chanting 'go away go away go away' and cowering in a corner, because a Something always comes from your darkest past and won't be beaten until you face it. And that's not easy in a city where reality is twisting and broken, a world in which friends can become enemies in a heartbeat - and where your most secret fear can become a soul-shredding reality. And the worst of it is, for this nightmare you don't even have to be asleep...

Reviews

'A major work indeed'
TODAY

'Smith delivers that rarest of commodities: a genuinely new twist with a punchline of CRYING GAME proportions'
TIME OUT

'No one writes better than Smith about love...No one writes better about being wasted ... Nigh-on unique.'
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About the Author

Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith (who dropped the “Smith” to write The Straw Men) lives in north London with his wife Paula, and is currently working on screenplays and his next book, while providing two cats with somewhere warm and comfortable to sit.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Michael Marshall Smith

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Author's Website

www.michaelmarshallsmith.co...

Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
322 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780008117443

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