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Spares Synopsis

Talking fridges, human clone farms, flying shopping malls - we must be in the Michael Marshall Smith zone. A world all too close to our own... Spares - human clones, the ultimate health insurance. An eye for an eye - but some people are doing all the taking. Spares - the story of Jack Randall: burnt-out, dropped out, and way overdrawn at the luck bank. But as caretaker on a Spares Farm, he still has a choice, and it might make a difference...if he can run fast enough. Spares - a breathless race through strange, disturbing territories in a world all too close to our own. Spares - it's fiction. But only just...

Spares Press Reviews

`Comic, cruel, twisted and surreal' EMPIRE `Some books stretch the imagination. This one mugs it' DAVID BADDIEL `Tense, exciting and at times very, very funny... He's worth every penny' TIME OUT `Witty, hard-edged and coruscatingly imaginative... Compellingly off-kilter' NEW SCIENTIST `Spares blurs imaginative surrealism and hard-bitten horror with a storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius' VENUE `A compulsively readable melding of hardboiled narrative and hardware invention' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Book Information

ISBN: 9780006512677
Publication date: 30th July 1998
Author: Michael Marshall Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Science fiction, Fantasy,

About Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith was born and raised - itinerantly - in the USA and the UK. Since leaving University he has been writing: for radio, for the movies, for TV and for print. After the success of Spares, Warner Brothers have already bought the rights to his third novel, One of Us, amid intense competition. His novels are bestsellers in translation around the world. Mike lives in North London, where he is currently working on his fourth novel and a number of film projects while providing a warm place for his cats to sleep.

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