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What You Make It

Selected Short Stories

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Description

The first ever collection of Michael Marshall Smith’s award-winning short stories.

The first piece of fiction Smith ever wrote – a short story called The Man Who Drew Cats – won the World Fantasy award. It’s included here along with many others, some unpublished, which show the incredible versatility of one of the most exciting writers working in Britain today. The collection is stuffed with surreal, disturbing gems including:

‘When God Lived in Kentish Town’ Someone comes up to you when you’re quietly eating your stir-fried rice in a great Chinese take away, and tells you: ‘I’ve found God’. You try to ignore them, right? But what if they have, and what if He works in a drab old electrical store on Kentish Town Road and he’s not getting many customers?

‘Diet Hell’ Some people will do anything to fit into their old jeans.

‘Save As…’ What if you could back up your life? Save it up to a certain point and return to it when things went horribly wrong?

‘Everybody Goes’ An idyllic childhood day from a long, hot summer. The kind you want to last for ever. All good things must come to an end, mustn’t they?

Reviews

‘Astonishingly distinctive short stories’
Independent

‘A story telling 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

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.

What You Make It
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  • £1.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: 01 May 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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