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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd; 1st Edition edition (2 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907652531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907652530
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No animals were harmed in the writing of this novel (not even hamsters)

Guaranteed to be 100% lactose-free

Suitable for vegetarian readers (not so sure about vegans though)

Of each book sold, 1¢ will be sent to the 'Society for Hamster Antidiscrimination Zones Elsewhere' (SHAZE)

Specially designed to help reduce cellulite (if strapped to one's butt during one's daily thirty-mile marathon)

1 in 8 copies will be the limited 'scratch and sniff' edition (guaranteed to be 100% fragrance free)

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This book is very much in the vein of, 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' - if you liked that, you will probably like this too. Even the core of the story is similar: a dopey human is plucked from Earth by gormless aliens and has to save the universe.

The other thing this book reminds me of is the Monkey Island series of computer games. The brief comedic interactions in the different scenes would work really well in one of those type of games.

There's nothing particularly amazing about this book, but it's a good fun, comedy sci-fi book that pokes fun at modern living (though these references will date, much like the fascination with digital watches in the Hitchhikers Guide).

If you're lazing on a beach or stuck in an airport this is worth a punt, just don't expect anything particularly deep or original.
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I did enjoy Smith, but I did feel that some of the plot twists were too contrived, even for this kind of fiction. Particularly, there are a lot of areas where the writing is trying to emulate Douglas Adams, but somehow it doesn't quite work. In fact, some of he jokes are taken directly from the H2G2 books, which does nothing to a) make the writer seem cleverer or b) endear them to fans of DNA.
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By Emz on 27 Sept. 2010
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I am so glad this book was recommended to me!
It manages to be both riveting and to poke fun at the kind world we live in... it is excellent fun to read and the plot and characters pull you in; a fabulous accomplishment by the author.
I don't want to put it down and have lost sleep in my eagerness to follow Smith and co through their adventures.
Buy it, in bulk, and send to all your friends, they will love it too!
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From start to finish, SMITH makes for an enjoyable read. There is a good balance of humor and a good story moving things along. The characters are all believable, and the parody of life is fantastic. Well worth the money. Buy one for you, and one for your friends.
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I bought this book for something to read on the bus on the way to work - I can usually refrain from laughing when reading a book however this broke down all my walls and actually made me laugh out loud on the bus!

Love the book - I highly recommend it!
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Really enjoyed this book, I picked it up for some light reading on my holiday journey and found it a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are well presented, lots of fun, not to mention a little bit saucy and certainly get ones imaginative juices flowing that's for sure. It has a lot going on and will keep you reaching eagerly for the next page. Pick it up and give it a read, something tells me this could be the start of something big.....
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Hilarious! Doesn't feel like 330 pages at all, once you get into the story, time flies... Totally enjoyed it.
"Smith" is a crossover between Douglas Adams and Kinky Friedman. A sci-fi parody classic turned pop.

As a teacher, I might add that I got the book at a student's (16 year-old) recommandation. He told me it'd be fun to read, and he also added his own interpretation of the story: He could totally identify with Smith, the epitome of "the average man", stumbling through the universe, intimidated by the overwhelming sex-appeal of "Panda" and the self-confidence of all sorts of space-creatures, trying to understand what is happening to him and where he's supposed to go.

What I as an adult found really clever is the satire of our own world: Consumerism and globalisation - making the same cheap crap available everywhere - politicians who care more about their own amusement than any truly important matters, and the fact that we all tend to think of ourselves as "normal" all the while displaying some sort of quirk that is clearly obvious to others, but not to us. :)

We're going to read the book next year at school. It's written in a refreshingly easy-to-understand kind of English. It may not be "world literature" or Nobel-Prize-stuff, but it is certainly a good read -- not just for students.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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