Colin Marks

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
January 2012


British writer Colin Marks (born 1970) has so far only published a handful of short stories electronically, reaching #4 in the Amazon short story category. He is currently working on a YA novel which is due to be released late 2014.

Please visit http://colinmarks.com for more information.

My first thought when reading Kate Mascarenhas’s The Psychology of Time Travel was I bet this is her first novel. Then, as this is a published work, why wasn’t the editor harsher? The amount of telling, not showing, became a real stinker for me. Likewise the jumps in PoV. Both mistakes are easily made, but they should also be mistakes easily corrected.

That said, this was a good book. Most time...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on August 27, 2018 10:47
Average rating: 2.47 · 19 ratings · 6 reviews · 11 distinct works
Dying With My Children

2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Extramarital

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Operation

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 201
Rate this book
Clear rating
Body Recyclers

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
To Kill the President

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Twisted Tales

did not like it 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Statutory Supplement to Bus...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Law of Business Torts a...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dying - Three Short Stories

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Operation

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Colin Marks…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Labyrinth of ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Wasp Factory
Colin Marks is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Homo Deus: A Brie...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Colin’s Recent Updates

Colin Marks wrote a new blog post
My first thought when reading Kate Mascarenhas’s The Psychology of Time Travel was I bet this is her first novel. Then, as this is a published work... Read more of this blog post »
Colin Marks rated a book really liked it
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
Rate this book
Clear rating
My first thought when reading Kate Mascarenhas's The Psychology of Time Travel was I bet this is her first novel. Then, as this is a published work, why wasn't the editor harsher? The amount of telling, not showing, became a real stinker for me. Like ...more
Colin Marks is currently reading
The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rate this book
Clear rating
Colin Marks rated a book it was amazing
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Rate this book
Clear rating
A lot of self-help books go into great depth on a specific topic - Steven Pressfield's War of Art, for example, going into great length about how to beat procrastination - Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog takes a different approach. 21 topics are skimmed ...more
Colin Marks rated a book it was amazing
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Rate this book
Clear rating
I couldn't help thinking Lincoln in the Bardo was a mash-up of an adult version of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (the relationships between the ghosts), blended with Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo (ghosts not understanding why they're there, or where t ...more
Colin Marks rated a book really liked it
Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
Rate this book
Clear rating
An odd quirk of fiction centred around a historical researcher where the prose bounces about in time, is that it doesn't feel like you're reading fiction. The modern day aspect feels like a plot device, and with the historical, is it fiction or non-f ...more
Colin Marks rated a book it was amazing
F You Very Much by Danny Wallace
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rudeness seems to be everywhere these days - from aggressive driving on our streets, to reality TV where producers intentionally generate antagonism to garner a response (and viewing figures), all the way to the White House. Obama led with thoughtful ...more
Colin Marks is currently reading
Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
Rate this book
Clear rating
Colin Marks rated a book it was amazing
If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura
Rate this book
Clear rating
"If Cats Disappeared from the World" has sold millions of copies in Kawamura's native Japan, and I can see why. It's a charming story of a dying man who becomes embroiled in a wager between God and the Devil - what would the man sacrifice from this w ...more
Give People Money by Annie Lowrey
" Thanks, and yep, I agree! It was interesting that Forbes wanted more case-studies, I would've preferred less (I always think they're made up :) ). "
More of Colin's books…
1 Goodreads Feedback — 26383 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
This is a place to give feedback about Goodreads. Feature ideas, bugs, or any other suggestion for improvement. The Goodreads staff monitors this grou ...more
14094 Free Book Giveaway — 2779 members — last activity Sep 29, 2018 06:42PM
Looking for a place to post your book contest/giveaway or a place to get a chance to grab a free copy of a book you'd like? NO ASKING FOR BOOK REVIEWS ...more
103251 Read 4 Review — 240 members — last activity Nov 09, 2017 08:05AM
This group is a place for authors to offer free books to readers who agree to honestly review them. Need an example of how to post your book? Go here: ...more



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Kathryn Thank you for the friendship request!


message 1: by R.S.

R.S. Lentin Thank you for the friendship request!


back to top