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Spares by Michael Marshall Smith Summary ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Spares human clones the ultimate health insurance An eye for an eye but some people are doing all the takingSpares the story of Jack Randall burnt out dropped out and with a zero credit rating at the luck bank After five years lying low on a Spares Onif he and the spares can run fast enoughSpares a breathless race through strange disturbing territories in a world all too close to our ownSpares it's fiction But only just. Spares was written way back before Michael Marshall dropped the Smith from his name was just starting out as an author and was single handily responsible for some of the best British sci fi that had been seen in years The third of his offerings after One Of Us and the ground breaking Only Forward Spares was a novel that redefined the term Cyberpunk and gave us something entirely different from anything we had seen before Part comedy part tragedy part post modern satire Spares takes us on a dark journey into an all too believable future where cloning is commonplace and shopping malls are located in vast spaceships that can move about whenever the need arisesJack Randall is an ex cop with a past A former soldier he managed to destroy his life through drink and drugs and has now ended up as a caretaker at one of many cloning farms all across the country The clones are owned by the very rich and famous and should anything happen to them doctors come in the middle of the night and remove the appropriate organ or body part from the relevant clone it is Randall's job merely to make sure they are kept fed and wateredOnly as he begins to sober up and straighten out Randall begins going outside his remit He slowly begins to believe that the clones are not just eating sleeping and defecating machines but people in their own right And one night he lets them all goWhat follows is a gritty sci fi thriller noir as Jack Randall returns to his old stomping ground meets up with some old friends and attempts for the first time in his life to do the right thingunfortunately taking the moral high ground isn't always that easy as Jack is about to find outMuch as Iain M Banks writes both sci fi and mainstream fiction so too has Marshall in later years dropped the sci fi element to his books and instead gone the dark thriller route with stuff like The Straw Men trilogy and The Intruders This I believe is to his detriment as he has never been as good a writer as he was at this stage in his career when Spares was released His characterisation here is spot on his plotting suitably dark and complex and the story moves at such a pace that at times it is almost impossible to keep up Think the likes of Blade Runner here and you won't be far wrongThis remains one of my favourite books of all time and reading it again recently I was reminded of just how good and relevant it still is today It's dark themes of the sinister side of cloning may only pay a small part in this novel but they help make it one of the most memorable sci fi novels of my generation

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Spares human clones the ultimate health insurance An eye for an eye but some people are doing all the takingSpares the story of Jack Randall burnt out dropped out and with a. 50 stars This was an incredible novel I would describe it as science ficiton noir in the family of Blade Runner or the Takeshi Kovacs novels by Richard Morgan Brilliantly written and peopled with superb characters this one is highly recommended Nominee Britsh Fantasy Award for Best Novel