Spares by Michael Marshall Smith

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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…


About Michael Marshall Smith

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Smith 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.
Published May 1, 2009 by HarperCollins. 328 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When his Spares are kidnapped, Jack races about the vast hallways and villages of the MegaMall, pursued by weird figures from The Gap and involved in a series of increasingly bloody encounters leading to a surprising showdown.

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Both a disconcerting portrait of a future that might be, and a poignant study of one man's fight to resist it, this novel augurs a promising future of another sort for its author.

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When a friend went to the UK, one of the books I asked him to find for me was Smith's first, Only Forward.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

The lower court found that the prosecution withheld evidence that might have helped Bennett's case and found that a new penalty hearing was warranted.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Michael Jackson's deathbed doctor left Family Court in Las Vegas on Monday a free man after reaching a last-minute deal with his son's mother to forgive more than $15,000 in unpaid child support.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan lies next to Onion, a mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Four representatives of Culinary Local 226 traveled from Las Vegas to Frankfurt, Germany, in late April to attend the annual meeting of investment house Deutsche Bank AG, which owns 25 percent of Station Casinos.

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