Saturday, January 5, 2013

"The Miracle Inspector" - Don't miss 'one of the finest novels of its genre'

From the author of Alison Wonderland comes this extraordinary novel - a blend of dystopian and humor. Scan through the reviews to see why this Spotlight Book belongs in your "read next" pile!

"In its feminist angle, The Miracle Inspector is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Smith draws attention to the subjugation of women in a repressive culture... She has an extraordinarily rich imagination that never fails to surprise and delight." -- Huffpost Books

"Helen Smith crafts a story like she's the British lovechild of Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick, only with a feminist slant." -- Journal of Always Reviews

"One of the finest novels of its genre." -- For Books' Sake

"The Miracle Inspector is a dark dystopian novel, full of twists and turns that has the reader guessing and waiting in anticipation to see what happens next." -- Bella Online

The Miracle Inspector, by Helen Smith

"The Miracle Inspector is one of the few novels that everyone should read, it's a powerful novel that's masterfully written and subtly complex." SciFi and Fantasy Books

A dystopian thriller set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home. A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London - with disastrous consequences.


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Meet the Author

Helen Smith is a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain and The Crime Writers Association. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both - from cleaning motels to working as a magician's assistant - before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel, which was published by Gollancz (an imprint of the Hachette Group). She writes novels, children's books, poetry, plays and screenplays, and was the recipient of an Arts Council of England Award. She's a long-term supporter of Freedom From Torture and mentors members of an exiled writers group to help them tell their stories. She is currently under commission to write a play and has a pilot for a TV series in development. She's also working on a new novel. She likes knitting but she doesn't like driving. She likes dancing. She has a blog at http://www.emperorsclothes.co.uk. Sign up for book news here: http://bit.ly/U5KAF0

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