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Alexander Gordon Smith

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in Norwich, The United Kingdom


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Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series of young adult novels, including Lockdown and Solitary. Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer. After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University. He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing. Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors. He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X-Files. The endless res...more

The Fury is a huge book, but it was almost even huger (is that a word…?)! We ended up cutting a few chapters to keep the pace up, but I’d still love for you guys to read them! This chapter is from the middle of the book, and although it’s a stand alone chapter with no major spoilers, it may give away some of the twists in the book, so be warned!

Stay Furious!!


"Ours is not to reason why..."


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Average rating: 4.16 · 18,168 ratings · 2,188 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Lockdown (Escape From Furna...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 8,472 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Solitary (Escape From Furna...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 3,298 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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Death Sentence (Escape From...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 2,644 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Fugitives (Escape From Furn...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,685 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Execution (Escape From Furn...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Fury (The Fury, #1)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Night Children (Escape ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Epilogue (Escape From Furna...
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2011
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The Inventors (The Inventor...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2007
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Inspired Creative Writing (...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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" An excellent and creepifying novel, I can't wait to read the next installment. "
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“Don't make the mistake of bringing your heart down here with you, there is no place for it in Furnace.”
Alexander Gordon Smith, Lockdown

“When you're locked up in here for life, you learn to welcome the little freedoms.”
Alexander Gordon Smith, Lockdown

“You don't have friends in here, you'll soon come to understand that. You get attached to someone, then you'll just lose them. They'll get shanked or they'll jump or they'll be taken one night.”
Alexander Gordon Smith, Lockdown

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