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A dull, droning novel disrespectfully written.

Advantages: Initially an interesting premise.
Disadvantages: Condescending to its Irish characters.

Bram Stoker was an Irishman who considered himself too good to consider himself as much. Living at a time when to better oneself was to Anglify oneself he done as much to the extreme. His magnus opus is of course the renowned but over-rated Dracula. With ...

Phelthew 21.06.2010 · Read full review
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Spare any change mate? Or maybe a new spleen?

Advantages: Riveting and imaginative
Disadvantages: not for you if books should immitate life.

Michael Marshall Smith – Spares Michael Marshall Smith or Michael Marshall, as he is known for his thriller novels, is a science-fiction writer with a difference who I have long admired. I have read many of his books and have had ‘Spares’ in my ...

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Spares: Go Ratchet!

Advantages: One of my all-time favourite books
Disadvantages: You'll read it again and again and again

Only Forward was Michael Marshall Smith's superb debut novel and it was with relief that his follow-up, published all those years ago in 1996, managed to match the benchmark of quality set and, dare I write it, exceed the first. It is with no shame that I ...

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Best Sci-Fi I've read to date

Advantages: It's just excellent - Take it anywhere, read again and again
Disadvantages: None, unless you have no taste

Imagine you had loads of dosh, and you happen to have a family. What better insurance could you take out to ensure the health of your child than to clone it ? If there was a spare to use, if, for example you kid was in a car accident and had to ha ...

Tessa 03.10.2000 · Read full review

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Keep a spare of this

Advantages: Witty, Dark and Poignant
Disadvantages: None, except it's strangeness.

I read this book without any preconceptions, apart from one vague description as 'good, read it' from my father. This was the perfect way to start, as my expectations were relatively low, and was immediately drawn into the story. The story opens with ...

Billieuk 22.09.2006 · Read full review
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