The Upright Man

The Upright Man

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by Michael Marshall
     
 

Ward Hopkins is afraid. He's seen something dreadful in the high plains of the Columbia River. It's sent him fleeing cross country, forever running. And in his wake, one by one, people are dying. Something's following Ward Hopkins.

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Ward Hopkins is afraid. He's seen something dreadful in the high plains of the Columbia River. It's sent him fleeing cross country, forever running. And in his wake, one by one, people are dying. Something's following Ward Hopkins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515136388
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Series:
Straw Men Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.68(h) x 1.04(d)

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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The Straw Men was a novel that suddenly grasped your immediate attention and told the story it should be told. Michael Marshall Smith is one of the best authors I have read. In this case, The Upright Man held that attention, but added more to the story. The way The Upright Man was written was very original in itself, leaving me at times wondering how it would all tie in together (or if it would end at all). You must have some patience (and of course have to have read the first book of the series, The Straw Men), or you will miss some of the most creative storylines out there. After reading The Upright Man, it will leave you much satisfied and respectful of Marshall Smith's unique writing styles. Great way to continue and end the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not done yet, but I wanted to make a comment. This is a sequel. I had read 'A Winter's Haunting,' by Dan Simmons which turned out to be a sequel of an earlier book. However, It stood on its own story development. I later read the 'first' book, and liked it, too. 'Upright Man' is a follow up to 'The Straw Men,' apparently. The story is good, and the characters well defined, but I feel like I came in after the intermissin of a long movie. There are at least three story lines that are being run in this book. It is a little distracting. Anyway, read Straw Men first,I probably will.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Upright Man by Michaek Marshall is lacking in a lot of areas, he has at least four stories going along at the same time, and he doesn't seem to pull it off. The four stories are fine if he could have pulled the sub-plots togeather. I read a lot, and I'm telling you this story just runs on and on, and doesn't pull togeather. I finished the book just to see the outcome of the story, but there was no otcome, it was all mixed up. I don't mind finishing a book with a cliff-hanger, but this doesn't. It's a flat story, Michael Marshall I hope does better next.