Thursday, 4 October 2007

Book Review: Michael Marshall

This won't be a straightforward book review as I want to point you towards an interesting author, Michael Marshall, rather than a specific book of his. He write what I would describe as conspiracy theory thriller novels, which usually revolve around a select group of people getting away with despicable things. Anyway rather than reviewing a specific book I thought I'd give my favourite quotes from two of his books The Straw Men (the first in a series which also includes The Lonely Dead and Blood of Angels) and The Intruders.

"I like the Internet. Really, I do. Any time I need a piece of shareware or I want to find out the weather in Bogotá ... I’m the first guy to get the modem humming. But as a source of information, it sucks. You got a billion pieces of data, struggling to be heard and seen and downloaded, and anything I want to know seems to get trampled underfoot in the crowd."

"This young man already spent a lot of time alone, and seldom seemed more content than when taking something apart or putting it back together. That was cool, of course, but she hoped it wouldn't be too long before she saw evidence of his first hangover. Man cannot live by coding skills alone, not even in these strange days"

My Rating: 5 Stars The themes of the novels may not be to everyone's tastes but I really enjoyed all four books that I've read.
6 October 2007 at 05:26 , Scriptor Senex said...

The first in th series sounds like a good Christmas present for Rich (and I'll 'borrow' it too!)

6 October 2007 at 17:49 , Mark said...

Glad I could help!

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