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Darren Smith

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Darren Smith is a New York and London based author of contemporary fiction. He attended school in Canterbury and university in Warwickshire before working as an engineer, an analyst at Lloyd's of London and a trading floor consultant at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in California, before working for the UK Government in the Treasury.

His first book, THE BENDS, was published in February 2006, and his second, SHADOW'S BLISS in April 2006. His third novel, FADE was released in December 2007. His early works are adorned with the art of West Coast underground artists Peter Max Lawrence.

In 2010 Smith published his acclaimed the semi-autobiographical BURNING INDIGO in London, a story of 1994 and the LSE, student life and friendship.

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Fade
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The Bends
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Burning Indigo
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Shadow's Bliss
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God in a Box (Select)
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Description: "A darkly comedic novel that rings true again and again with a pitch perfect commentary on the Hollywood fame game." -Michael Cuomo, Star/Producer of the award-winning feature film, Happy New Year In 1982 Max Hammond was thrust into the spotlight, a star of the teen movies written and directed by his mentor Robert Cowley. Thirty years later and Max is a nobody, a has-been waiting tables in a West Village bistro. But when Cowley dies, and his funeral fast be-comes the A-list Hollywood event of the year, Max is given the option to stay in the shadows or to walk back into the limelight once more.
Burning Indigo (Drama)
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Description: London 1994 a writer who cannot get beyond the prologue, a man o'war from the heartland and a student doctor tapping her veins; the barstool stalwarts of Islington pub Indigo, just trying to get by without getting burned.
Shadow's Bliss (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The second novel I completed, while working on The Bends while living in California 2004-2005.
Fade (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: 2007's novel. A true love story.
The Bends (Humor)
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Description: My first novel published February 2006
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Do you remember the teen movie you saw at two a.m. the other morning? Maybe you were stoned. I know I was. Maybe you suffer from insomnia. I know I do. But enough of me for the time being.
In the movie you saw a group of high school kids fr..." Read more of this chapter »
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Have you ever stayed up late, really late, insomnia forcing you to lie in your bed in the pitch black of your room, staring wide-eyed and paranoid into the darkness?
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" Fade' is an outstanding novel. It is a modern day, tragic love story. The story skips forward and back in time as we learn about the life of Patrick Bryce, an ordinary man who has just found the love of his life and has never been happier, but the... " Read more of this review »
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