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The Straw Men
by Michael Marshall
Sarah Becker is the fifth girl to be abducted by a homicidal maniac. Judging from the state of the bodies that have been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live.
In Montana, a man attends the funeral of his parents, ostensibly killed in a car crash. In Los Angeles, a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by a man assumed dead. These events are linked by the fact that in both there is something missing. As there is in so much of the world, for so much of the time. What's missing is a secret, something which strikes at the heart of what it is to be human. What it is that makes us this way.
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'The crucial thing about Michael Marshall Smith is that he is enormously readable once you have started reading one of his books, you won't want to stop until you have finished it He's in a class of his own A master of ad absurdum gags [and] enough sensationally good throwaway wisecracks to fill a car park full of skips He has the talent to become the inspiration to a generation of writers' THE INDEPENDENT 'Humour, a cracking pace and fluid prose Sizzling Michael Marshall Smith has a Crichton-like knack of attracting film studios' THE TIMES 'Outstanding, highly original fiercely funny, and hugely entertaining' THE LITERARY REVIEW 'As always with the fiercely inventive Smith, the rug of reality is exhilaratingly pulled from under the reader's feet' NEW SCIENTIST 'No one writes better than Smith about love: how it's won, how it's lost. No one writes better about being wasted - by drugs, by drink, by time. Nigh-on unique' i-D 'A storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius' VENUE
About Michael Marshall
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.
The Straw Men by Michael Marshall
Used - Very Good
Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award 2003 Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 2003
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