Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Miracle Inspector: Feminist Dystopian Novel

Dystopian Novel
There's a great review from Lucy Popescu over at Huffpost Books in which she compares The Miracle Inspector to Margaret Atwood's work:

"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."

You can read the rest of Lucy Popescue's review here.

Author Christa Allen's review for The Miracle Inspector describes the main protagonists in the story as "a couple in search of a 'geographical cure' for the ills of a maddeningly oppressive London" and recommends The Miracle Inspector as a book club read:

"Throughout an otherwise sad, disturbing, and uncomfortably plausible novel, Smith’s artistry with words often sands the rough edges of the unbearable. The humor and wit of the novel are quintessentially British in their wry darkness."

You can read the rest of Christa Allen's review here.

While I was at Bouchercon this weekend an interview over at Review From Here was published in which I talk about the inspiration for The Miracle Inspector.

You can buy The Miracle Inspector for your ereader in The Kindle Store in the US and the UK or at Kobo. You can buy the print edition online from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, Blackwells, The Book Depository, Fishpond, Foyles, W H Smith, Waterstones or from your local independent bookshop (mine include Clapham Books, Herne Hill Books and The Bookseller Crow and they will all stock it). The Miracle Inspector is also available in WH Smith stores at airports and train stations so please look out for it if you're travelling in the UK.

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