Thursday, 11 March 2010

One of Us - Michael Marshall Smith

One of Us One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I do not have a clue how this book ended up on my shelf, I can only remember it appeared there about a year ago and was subsequently neglected until I picked it up last week.

Needless to say, this was my first novel by the author and I was, especially for someone who doesn't read sci - fi all too often, thoroughly impressed. Smith's writing style is so fluid, full of matter - of - fact British humour and throughout the book you have the impression he is sitting opposite you, while he is telling you the story.

The storyline is at times complex but perfectly paced and his characters (even the white goods) are beautifully coming to life.

There is only one point of criticism: The denoument of the story and Smith's deus ex machina are slightly disappointing, but the book as such is worth a read.

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