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Spares - human clones, the ultimate health insurance. An eye for an eye - but some people are doing all the taking. The story of Jack Randall: burnt-out, dropped out, and way overdrawn at the luck bank...

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Riveting and imaginative

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 collection for a while but hadn’t got around to...

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Excellent

It's just excellent - Take it anywhere, read again...

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 have a limb replaced or a kidney or anything else...

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Excellent

“Spares: Go Ratchet!”

published 10/03/2010

One of my all-time favourite books

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 freely admit to adoring MMS's entire back...

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Super

“Keep a spare of this”

published 22/09/2006

Witty, Dark and Poignant

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 our main character, Jack Randall, making his...

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Excellent

Intelligent and deeply involving

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The option to choose whether you would read this book again here makes me laugh - I've already read it twice since it was given to me by a friend, and no doubt I'll read it again one day! This book is absolutely incredible, I loved it from the moment I picked it up. It is easy to get into and...

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Excellent

A fantastic plot, clever and intruiging

Only 305 pages in paperback version

This is the second book written by the author Michael Marshall Smith. It is a genuinely dark and imaginative novel. Once you begin reading it you won't be able to stop, and once you've read it you'll want to read it again and again. A fascinating plot concerning human clones, and a future in...

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