Only Forward

    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings
    • £4.49
    • £4.49

Publisher Description

Michael Marshall Smith’s surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with dark recollections of an emotional minefield. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.

May we introduce you to Stark.

Oh, and by the way — good luck.

Stark is the private investigator who goes to work when Something Happens to you. And when a Something happens it’s no good chanting ‘go away go away go away’ and cowering in a corner, because a Something always comes from your darkest past and won’t be beaten until you face it. And that’s not easy in a city where reality is twisting and broken, a world in which friends can become enemies in a heartbeat — and where your most secret fear can become a soul-shredding reality.

And the worst of it is, for this nightmare you don’t even have to be asleep…

Considered a modern classic, and consistently featured in lists of Books To Read Before Your Head Explodes, ONLY FORWARD is a novel you'll never forget.

Reviews

‘Smith delivers that rarest of commodities: a genuinely new twist with a punchline of CRYING GAME proportions’
Time Out

‘A storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius’
Venue

‘Very funny and decidedly surreal’ Empire

‘No one writes better than Smith about love: how it’s won, how it’s lost. No one writes better about being wasted – by drugs, by drink, by time. Nigh-on unique.’ i-D

"Extraordinary debut" Clive Barker

About the author

Smith lives in north London with his wife Paula, and is currently working on screenplays and his next book, while providing two cats with somewhere warm and comfortable to sit.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
15 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
322
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperVoyager
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Freddie Five ,

Blummin' marvellous

If you're reading this review to try to make up your mind whether to buy thus book or not - you should!

Completely enchanting and very very funny right from the first page. The ideas in this book are astounding and could easily fill half a dozen books.

Just wonderful. It really is. Inception? Who needs it? THIS is the real deal

Scribble ,

One of the best books I've ever read

Amazing book, clever, twist filled, delightful.

fleaworld ,

A Great Read

Full of dark humour/adventure/detective story, a SCIFI masterpiece, a World that is easy to imagine and thus relatable. The key characters are well rounded and draw you further into this future world.
Plenty of twists to keep you engrossed.

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