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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Hannah Rodgman
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Dan
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Mariela
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Madalena
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Teri
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Char (lunarchar_)
    1970-01-01
    (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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Caroline Mersey
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • imyril
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Britta
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Armalite
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    This book is so funny and clever. Hannah is the hero we have all been looking for.
  • Andreia
    1970-01-01
    PT - https://d311nh4.wordpress.com/2018/01...
  • Nigel
    1970-01-01
    I'm not sure why, but this feels like a return to form, though I've enjoyed all his previous books. But this is pure fantasy/horror, with Smith's trademark rich writing and wonderful turn of phrase and ability to evoke place and character and atmosphere. It's dark and strange and funny, and I suppose part of what makes it superior to his other more recent books is that they often suffered from the choice to spend most of their length establishing...
  • Arnout Brokking
    1970-01-01
    Michael Marshall Smith might have the most impressive tone-of-voice writing going around today. And he knows how to use it to pull your heart strings without ever sounding corny or preachy. 'Hannah Green' contains quite a few paragraphs I would love to frame and hang on the wall. But there's also two chapters near the beginning, that I didn't like and where Smith's humour fell flat. I'm also not sure if it is a YA-book or not. As it seems both to...
  • Brian Cowlishaw
    1970-01-01
    I wrote this review for Harper Voyager. I'll link it when it goes online at Sequart.Advance Review: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free.)[Insert Image #1, Hannah Green book cover.]Who in the world is Michael Marshall Smith, and what brilliant pla...
  • Chris
    1970-01-01
    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence is a new standalone novel from Michael Marshall Smith. It’s something of a coming-of-age tale, as the young Hannah Green travels with her Grandfather and the Devil (yes, the actual Devil) in an effort to hold the seams of reality together, and help her parents work out their relationship. Hannah is the young girl whose existence is apparently so mund...
  • Bethan Hindmarch
    1970-01-01
    I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.IMG_20170818_175921_549Four stars out of five.Hannah Green is an eleven year old whose mundane life suddenly becomes irrevocably unmundane, when she learns her grandfather is somewhat older than they all suspected and, despite being long past the age of retirement, has a very interesting employer.I was attracted to this book by its cover and title; the cover was eye catching ...
  • Moray Teale
    1970-01-01
    *I received a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review*Hannah's parents have split up and they are all having trouble coping with the new situation. In an attempt to get some space to adjust her father sends her to stay with her grandfather, an eccentric wanderer who just happens to work for the Devil. The Devil. The problem is that the Devil has just emerged from several years of "sleep" and things have gone wrong in his abs...
  • Dea
    1970-01-01
    While reading this book I had gone through some sleep deprivation, due to time zones adjustment, so it may have had a negative impact on my enjoyment of the book. Please keep this in mind, while reading the rest of the review. I utterly failed to connect on an emotional level with any of the characters in the book. I don't know why. At first I thought it was because Hanna is young and my parents did not decide to divorce when I was a teen, but th...