For Jack Whalen, it all starts with a visit from a childhood friend, now a lawyer, who asks for his help on an odd case. The family members of a scientist have been brutally murdered, and the scientis...more
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Compared by critics to Stephen King and Philip K. Dick, British novelist Michael Marshall crosses genre barriers, from crime to horror to science fiction, in the fast-paced, action-packed Intruders. As the story takes one creepy, bizarre turn after another, Marshall's convincing characters act consistently and believably in a progressively implausible situation. A few complaints included the intricate plotting and the book's length, but most of the critics' objections resulted from the novel's a...more
A ten year old goes missing although she is more than what she seems and can take care of herself and anything that gets in her way.
The two become tangled with many more people and the story unravels as it progresses.
This book is a mind boggle, it starts really well, a family is brutally murdered with the father being the main suspect but from there it just goes weird...more
There are a few flaws - some things that we really should have had explained are missing - and if i was...more
Stunning. Awe-inspiring. Metaphysical. Beyond Reality. Supreme. Michael Marshall Smith shares a gift in common with the equally superb Kealan Patrick Burke: literary eyes that glimpse beyond what we in consensus reality perceive, and not just glimpse, but observe-study-analyse-consider-recount. “The Intruders” is over-the-top perfect, as is Mr. Smith’s “Bad Things,” and although I read it through apace, I am at a loss for description. Reading his novels (and Mr. Bur...more
In a single chapter, he'll manage to make you laugh, sneak in a history lesson, debate the morality of humankind, and then pull the rug out from under you when you've become too comfortable. I never have any inkling what the hell is going to happen in one of Marshall's books, and that's the way a good book should be. The old "...more
This one was really just...more
Highly recommended, I just wish he'd go back and apply his talent to some more pure sci-fi as Michael Marshall Smith.
I'm definitely going to sear...more
Danielle, this book I read when I first got to Springfield from Bahrain. This will help explain to you what was going on with me while reading this book.
This book had A LOT of characters to keep up with & just as 1 chapter, started to get good, it would end & switch gears altogether. The autho...more
A fast read, and fun enough; not as good as Michael Marshall's stuff written under his full name (with...more
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