Michael Marshall Smith in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... easy to warm to - often the sort of rough-and-ready do-their-own-thing outside-the-law-but-with-good-cause loveable rogue that appeals to so many. His writing style is engaging and easy on the mind - no long drawn out prose or dull descriptive narrative here. He's found a nice balance that tells you all you need to know, and keeps the story going. Another word now comes to mind - 'palatable' - his books are just immensely readable. He has also been involved in the production of a number of movie scripts, and at one time was working with Douglas Ad... more
Customer Michael Marshall Smith in General Reviews (2)
by - written on 21/02/02, updated on 12/03/02 (Very useful, 44 readings)
For those who are new to Michael Marshall Smith let me try to describe him to you in a way that does him justice. He is a British born writer who spent much of his young childhood in America, then South Africa and Australia before returning to England to finish his schooling and then study Philosophy and Social and Political Science at King's College, Cambridge. I first came across his work in a Dillons Bookstore 5 or 6 years ago. At the time he had only one novel, but as I was looking along the shelf something about the cover caught my eye - it looked like a quality cover. It had raised bits, for Christ's sake. The sort of cover that makes you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/02/01, updated on 12/02/01 (23 readings)
If you loved the inventivenes of Gibsons Neuromancer but weren't overly enamoured by his writing style then look no further than Malcom Marshall Smith. Not only are his books bursting with brillantly original ideas and predicitions for the near future, but equally as importantly, he writes in such an engaging, emotive manner that the reader cannot but help be drawn into MMS's future world of technoloical hi jinks. MMS manages to combine humour, technology, religion and love into a thoroughly readable thriller that leaves the reader desperate for more. If you try only one new author this year than I couldn't recommend Malcom Marshal Smith enough ... Read the complete review
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