M F Smith
M F Smith studied medicine in the US (interrupted permanently by the Vietnam War), then geology in the UK before finishing a PhD in oceanography in Ireland. He moved to Switzerland, developed computer systems in the oil industry and started publishing technical papers. He settled in the UK in 1980 as an academic computer scientist and businessman. In the early 1990s, he became involved in medical computing as a professor of medicine and computer science. Eventually he moved to London, was appointed to a number of other professorial positions (UCL, LSE, Barts, City) worked in management consultancy and founded several technology companies. Now mostly retired to family life, he divides his time unequally between London and Central Europe.
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Smashwords book reviews by M F Smith
- The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval (Serial story #1)
on Nov. 13, 2012
The writing describing the initial "earthquake" is excellent - I almost felt as though I was there. The dialogue is good. Some of the characters are quite compelling. All in all, the writing style is lean, yet evocative. What I don't personally care for is the three "character streams", although I can see what the author is attempting and perhaps why. I prefer (but don't use) the "godlike narrator" who sees all and tells all or the single viewpoint narrator (see my environmental apocalypse http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005U3U69C) who only tells about what he sees. Matter of taste, of course! Well done.
Mistake: He spotted fox racing around the buildings
- Cat Wood Park Adventures - Is the Pen Mightier Than the Mace?
on Dec. 29, 2012
What's not to like? Whacky story, whacky drawings. I guess that lot of work went into this rather charming book. The dialogue is a bit wooden and there were one or two grammatical errors. A bit like the Beano for English kids. I prefer more intellectual content for my kids (7 and 9) and IMO, too combative. I suggest the author uses this approach for more adult stuff - hang on to the same sort of animal charaters. It might be a hoot.