Spares

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9780002246569: Spares

Jack Randall has never had much luck. He's spent five years on a farm with the Spares, cloned humans whose life consists of waiting for people to come and claim bits of them. Now all he wants to do is get some money and disappear. However, his talent for finding trouble is still with him.

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‘Comic, cruel, twisted and surreal’
EMPIRE

‘Some books stretch the imagination. This one mugs it’
DAVID BADDIEL

‘Tense, exciting and at times very, very funny… He’s worth every penny’
TIME OUT

‘Witty, hard-edged and coruscatingly imaginative… Compellingly off-kilter’
NEW SCIENTIST

‘Spares blurs imaginative surrealism and hard-bitten horror with a storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius’
VENUE

‘A compulsively readable melding of hardboiled narrative and hardware invention’
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

From the Back Cover:

' Spares ' – human clones, the ultimate health insurance. An eye for an eye – but some people are doing all the taking.

' Spares ' – the story of Jack Randall: burnt – out, dropped out, and way overdrawn at the luck bank. But as caretaker on a Spares farm, he still has a choice, and it might make a difference…if he can run fast enough.

' Spares ' – a breathless race through strange, disturbing territories in a world all too close on our own.

' Spares ' it’s fiction. But only just…

“ Comic, cruel, twisted and surreal.”
EMPIRE

“Some books stretch the imagination.This one mugs it.
DAVID BADDIEL

“Tense, exciting and at times very, very funny…He’s worth every penny.”
TIME OUT

“Witty, hard – edged and coruscatingly imaginative…Compellingly off – kilter.”
NEW SCIENTIST

“ ' Spares ' blurs imaginative surrealism and hard – bitten horror with a storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius.”
VENUE

“A compulsively readable melding of hardboiled narrative and hardware invention.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Smith, Michael Marshall
Published by HarperCollins (1996)
ISBN 10: 0002246562 ISBN 13: 9780002246569
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2246562

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