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November 29, 2008 / Tracey

Review: The Servants | Michael Marshall Smith

I read this book in one day, but was disappointed that it wasn’t all I’d hoped for. I was attracted to the plot line that the main character discovers the ghosts in the old servants quarters in his home. While this was the case, the author didn’t really take the plot in the exciting direction I would have liked.


The main character was a young boy dealing with the breakup of his parents, and his ill mother marrying an American and moving to Brighton. There is a lot of skateboarding out in the cold weather that begins to take its toll on the reader, and not enough about the boy’s discovery in the old ladies’ flat in the basement.

The end was abrupt and the ‘twist’ that I thought was coming never arrived, which made this a disappointing read.

My rating = **

That’s my four bucks!
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