Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence
An unpredictable, poignant, and captivating tale for readers of all ages, by the critically acclaimed author of Only Forward.
There are a million stories in the world. Most are perfectly ordinary.
This one… isn’t.
Hannah Green actually thinks her story is more mundane than most. But she’s about to discover that the shadows in her life have been hiding a world where nothing is...more
Idk guys. This book just felt like it was trying too hard to be Gaiman or Murakami and it failed.
The start of the book had me hooked, however the plot seemed to fall flat and the characters had no depth. The setting was great and tied in well to the story and the language the author used was whimsical and bizarre (which I loved).
Overall it was an average read, nothing too special, and I probably will not be picking it up again.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I went into it not quite knowing what to expect, but the result was a brilliant little quest into Hell with Hannah, her family, and a very funny little mushroom.
Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence opens, eventually, on Hannah - an eleven year old girl who has been sent to live with her nomadic grandfather while her parents begin the process of separating. Hannah thinks that al ...more
For starters, this book is written in an adorably quaint narrative that really reminds me of Pushing Daisies (which I think everyone in the world can agree was the most adorable TV show about resurrecting the dead, ever made). The narrative gives it almost a childish air to the story, which fits since the protag ...more
As personagens foram também muito interessantes e bizarras. Gostei especialmente dos da maneira como são os demónios, achei-lhes graça e achei qu ...more
For me this book is DNF which don’t happen often for me, the problem is the story has just not held my attention or interest. I don’t think that the story is terrible I think that maybe I shouldn’t have requested it as it is not something that I am particularly interested. The story centres around Hannah whose parents are going through a divorce so she is sent to stay with her Grandad for a while. Whilst Hannah is there she f ...more
"No, you don't get to rub anything out. But you can always turn the page and write something new."
This book, which is decidedly Gaimanesque in feel, tells several stories, but focuses on Hannah Green, a girl whose parents are separated, and whose father, struggling to cope with his sadness over his failed marriage, sends Hannah to live with her rather unusual grandfather for a bit. Hannah's grandfather has some unusual friends. Like, um, the Devil. Yes, that one. THE one. Hannah ...more
This is perhaps a little less dark and twisty than one might expect from Michael Marshall Smith, and I felt at times that it wasn’t quite sure of its audience — at times the knowing narration seemed more appropriate for an adult audience (mostly the opening; the ending makes it obvious what’s going on there) and some of the book metaphors for relationships felt a little much for kids. It deals with divorce a fair bit, partially through the eyes/close POV of Hannah, ...more
Wow. I wasn't entirely sure what I was getting into with this book, but it wrapped its way around me. Michael Marshall Smith- I'm willing to vouch for whatever else you write. The one thing I do have to say, is that I genuinely don't see how this is shelved as YA (not that that bothers me), it's definitely more of an Adult book.
I thought I'd have trouble reading a book with an 11 year old main character, and I thought I'd have trouble reading a book where the Devil is a main character (and no ...more
The marriage break up is the unfeasibly mundane part of Hannah's life. So common a set of experiences and so frequent ...more
This is a book that's perfectly fine, but I can't help but be a little disappointed after many years waiting for a new outing from MMS.
While this is charming and exhibits Smith's trademark humour and abilit ...more
I adored the characters, especially grandpa, Devil, aunt Zo, Hanna’s dad and also I think that the talking mushroom (Veneclaw) was very nice addition. I sometimes didn’t r ...more
This book is the first time i have read Michael Marshall Smith and i honestly didn’t know what to expect. What i found was such a surprise, the prose/ narrative seemed to match the plot, in that Hannah thought she was living a mundane existence until she found out her Grandfather had been friends with the devil for over 250 years.
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