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John Marrs

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John Marrs is the author of The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, and Welcome to Wherever You Are. He is a freelance journalist based in London, England who has spent 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national magazines and newspapers. He has visa mer also written for publications including the Guardian's Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, and The Independent. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av John Marrs

The One (2016) 1,073 exemplar
The Passengers (2019) 415 exemplar
What Lies Between Us (2020) 337 exemplar
The Good Samaritan (2017) 307 exemplar
Keep It in the Family (2022) 145 exemplar
When You Disappeared (2017) 141 exemplar
The Marriage Act: A Novel (2023) 138 exemplar
The Minders (2020) 99 exemplar
The Vacation (2021) 67 exemplar
Her Last Move (2018) 67 exemplar
The Wronged Sons (2013) 48 exemplar
The Stranger in Her House (2024) 41 exemplar
Welcome To Wherever You Are (2015) 32 exemplar

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male
Nationalitet
UK
Bostadsorter
London, England, UK
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freelance journalist

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Anfangs war ich skeptisch, aber dann hat es mich mitgerissen. Manche Protagonisten sind vielleicht etwas naiv, aber viele Twists habe ich nicht kommen sehen. Sehr spannend, ich konnte heute gar nicht aufhören, drum bin ich auch schon fertig.
 
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Katzenkindliest | 79 andra recensioner | Apr 23, 2024 |
*pitches Kindle into the fire* Did the Daily Mail write this tosh? I was getting dizzy from leaping between so many soapboxes. And if the driverless cars had actually ganged together to kill not only the flimsy characters but also the whole of humanity, I would have been cheering them on, but instead of the twist I was actually hoping for (‘Car, do as I fucking tell you!’ he yelled in frustration. After a pause, the OS responded. ‘No'), the 'plot' is just another 'pick me, Hollywood!' there's-a-bomb-on-the-bus disgruntled loser pitting technology against social media. And dear lord in heaven, pregnancy and motherhood are not superpowers; if I had taken a shot for every variation of 'but she's having a baaaaaaby' or 'but they have children', I would need a new liver.

Finally, on a nitpicking note, it's fertile imagination, not furtive.
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AdonisGuilfoyle | 43 andra recensioner | Apr 14, 2024 |
Synopsis: Britain has created a marriage upgrade called the Marriage Act. If couples choose this upgrade their relationship will be monitored and there will be interventions including therapy and, in extreme cases, mandatory divorce, for couples who aren't getting along. There are perks for those who upgrade such as better housing and cars.
The book follows various individuals and couples effected by the Act.

My Rating:
3 of 5 Stars

I had expected this book to primarily focus on how the marriage act effected couples. While we get glimpses of that throughout the book that isn't at the center of the story. This book is largely about the corruption in the government that is connected with the Act.

This book has very firm ideas about it's stance on the Act and the reader isn't given a well-rounded view of the pros and cons that come from this Act beyond the superficial things such as wealth.

There are several stories and plots we are following in this book and as such I didn't think any of them got more than glimpses. I never felt connected to any characters though I did worry about the fate of a few of them.

I think this book is a cool look at what happens when government overreach happens and when personal surveillance impedes on liberty. It also looks shows the dangers of letting the government have to much say in such personal things as marriage.

While I thought there were many really interesting and valuable conversations I just didn't love it and I think that was mostly due to an abundance of characters and the inability to deeply connect with any individual.
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authorjanebnight | 6 andra recensioner | Mar 7, 2024 |
Elle is the head of a company who has pioneered a service that promises to match people with their life partner based on a gene for a perfect match. The book follows 5 people in the UK who have been matched. That knowledge has vastly different results in the lives of the characters. Chapters are short, lots of action with a fair helping of loss and tragedy.
I found it pretty compelling and a quick read.
½
 
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ewyatt | 79 andra recensioner | Mar 3, 2024 |

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Verk
18
Medlemmar
2,921
Popularitet
#8,769
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
206
ISBN
115
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10
Favoritmärkt
1

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