Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

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 as it seems: that there's an ancient and secret machine that convert...


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TitleHannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence
ISBN9780008300159
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherHarperVoyager
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
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Reviews Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence

  • Sofia Teixeira
    2017-11-18
    Se há uns anos lia toneladas de literatura fantástica, a verdade é que nos últimos três/quatro anos me tem dado para explorar o romance e a não-ficção. Não o romance romântico, mas aqueles mais estranhos, que quase não sei como classificar. Será da idade? Não faço ideia. Do que eu também não fazia ideia é que o bichinho pelo fantástico/ficção científica podia ser encontrado num livro que me chega de surpresa, mas que boa surp...
  • Hannah Rodgman
    2018-03-17
    Overall rating: 3 stars 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...
  • Sara
    2017-07-25
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 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 begi...
  • Joanne Freitas
    2018-11-12
    Esta capa é uma coisa do outro mundo, está tão bem feita cheia de pormenores importantes nas história. Um livro de fantasia extremamente bem construído com uma escrita fora do normal, demasiada boa.
  • Mariela
    2017-08-04
    Is it a horror story, a morality tale, an insight into the state of the world or all of the above? Never mind. It works wonderfully. It is the kind of book you read slowly, savouring every word. Some people can really tell a story.
  • Teri
    2017-09-19
    I must admit that the title and cover did not wow me and I was skeptical, but I am glad I gave it a try. This book was just fantastic and I hope to read much more of what he has written. 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 chil...
  • Dan
    2017-08-16
    It's great to see Michael Marshall donning the Smith part of his name again. The SF novels he published under that byline are among my very favourites, funny, sassy, imaginative and clever. This new book carries on that tradition, although it's not really SF, more a tale of higher powers interfering with mortal(ish) lives. Hannah Green is a young girl living in Santa Cruz who takes refuge from the breakup of her parents' marriage in staying with ...
  • Madalena
    2018-08-15
    Admito que não estava à espera da história que acabei de ler. As minhas expectativas estavam bem longe daquilo que este livro é. No entanto, gostei muito de o ler, tenho de admitir. É um tipo de livro que gosto muito: há várias personagens, cada uma com a sua história e com o seu rumo, mas todos os rumos acabam por se encontrar de uma maneira ou outra. As personagens foram também muito interessantes e bizarras. Gostei especialmente dos d...
  • Char (lunarchar_)
    2018-09-06
    (ARC). Interesting - not my usual book and so far from what I was expecting but surprisingly enjoyable. At times over complicated, though perhaps that’s because I suffer from brain fog? But it did keep me relatively gripped and intrigued. I’d be keen to listen to an audiobook version.
  • Gaele
    2018-10-18
    Hannah Green is an eleven year old girl who has been sent to live with her grandfather: her parents are in the middle of a divorce, and they think they’ll be relieving her of some of the stress with her relocation. She’s not particularly worried – her grandfather is a bit ‘odd’ but basically nothing special, and she’s not actually expecting much excitement from this change. But, hold on – Hannah’s grandfather has been ‘acquainte...
  • Nkisha
    2017-09-13
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review.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 wi...
  • Cat
    2018-05-17
    The first time I learned about this book was with its Portuguese edition. Which has a rather eye-catching title. It can be translated to 'The Devil, the Watchmaker and the Sacrifice Machine'. It's an enumeration, that's true, but it works. So it's obvious that I had a hard time finding the original title to be able to read the book in English. The good thing about a title like 'Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence' is that it doesn't...
  • Marzie
    2018-11-05
    3.5 Stars bumped."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. L...
  • Nikki
    2018-11-16
    Reviewed for The Bibliophibian.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 f...
  • Starr Williams
    2018-12-05
    4.7Wow. 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 ...
  • Caroline Mersey
    2017-10-29
    Michael Marshall Smith gives the familiar subject of marital breakdown a new twist in his novel Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence (review copy from Harper Voyager). The titular Hannah Green is a young girl dealing with the break up of her parents' marriage. Her mother has left her father for a work colleague, and has moved from the West Coast of the USA to London. The marriage break up is the unfeasibly mundane part of Hannah's li...
  • Dale Parnell
    2019-01-12
    MMS has for a long, long time been my favourite author, ever since I found a discounted copy of Spares propped up on a bargain table in the basement of a now closed bookshop I used to browse after sixth form classes. And with each new book there is a vague nagging worry at the back of my head that this time, what if he hasn't quite got it; what if the quality has slipped, what if I don't like it, as can so often happen with any author over time. ...
  • imyril
    2017-08-27
    Hannah's world is turned upside down when her parents split up - just as the Devil wakes from a long sleep to discover someone is stealing the evil deeds of humanity. And Hannah and her family will be central to putting this right. For various definitions of right. He is the Devil, after all. 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 charmin...
  • Veronika
    2018-11-05
    Hannah always thought her life is incredibly mundane, until one day it wasn’t. She and very weird group of people must work together to save the world and her family. There is 11 years old (almost 12) Hannah, her estranged parents, very cool grandpa, the truly devious but strangely likable Devil, and yeah, the talking mushroom.I adored the characters, especially grandpa, Devil, aunt Zo, Hanna’s dad and also I think that the talking mushroom (...
  • Britta
    2018-07-16
    I picked this up because Neil Gaiman wrote a recommendation tweet about it and it was on sale! It was really clever and engaging. Hannah Green is 11, so, on the 'the book is written for the reader of the age of the protagonist' I wondered if it was a middle school book. For a short time. I found bits of it quite dark, but middle schoolers are pretty tough. Perfectly readable for an adult, though. And I really liked the way he would counter some o...
  • Robin Carter
    2017-09-16
    Review: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.Full review: https://parmenionbooks.wordpress.com/...
  • Kazima
    2018-04-01
    I seldom wish that Goodreads had a half point rating system, but this is one case where I wish I could give the book 3.5 stars. To put it this way, I enjoyed it more than I liked it, if that makes any sense.
  • Dave
    2018-12-31
    Five stars only because I can't give it six.
  • Armalite
    2018-08-10
    Beaucoup d'excellentes idées, mais une histoire lente et confuse. L'écriture est tantôt brillante tantôt exaspérante. Je n'ai fait que survoler les cent dernières pages. Dommage, il y avait du potentiel.
  • Megan Swanson
    2018-04-22
    Excellent!I read it in one sitting. I'm not a young adult, except inside, but I loved it. The story of the failing marriage was as true as it gets.
  • Ed Franklin
    2018-07-04
    Roller Coaster Ride!This story belongs in the same circus as “John Dies in the End”. However, it is not as successful in continuing the story and bringing it to an end. It started out as a 4 Star story but slipped toward the end.
  • Jess Jackson
    2017-08-18
    It was okay, the plot for me felt a bit rushed and I don't think we got enough depth to the characters. I felt no connection to any of them and for me this might have been the reason I had to really make myself finish it. I just did not care.
  • Peter Dickerson
    2018-05-22
    This book is so funny and clever. Hannah is the hero we have all been looking for.
  • Christopher Farrell
    2018-11-21
    Great world building, awesome personification of some folk characters, and a solid, intriguing story. However, the ending fell a little flat for me. I’m totally going to look up more books by the author, though.