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I DO love Iain Banks, and reading this book reminded me of why this is so.
The book ends with a literal bang, but the buildup has gone on so long that tying it all up in 80 pages is far too brief and disappointing.
There are many unncessary details that just prolongs the story and doesn't add much to the theme and character development.
Again, a fascinating Culture book which has the added benefit of explaining some terms and things used in other books. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Beach Guy
Ian.M.Banks has done very good job with this book but compared to his other work this had adapted somewhat unnecessary complex and long descriptions of things. Read morePublished 17 days ago by weicca
His vivid imagination and quirky sense of humour is a nice backdrop to a fairly action packed drama. He is always a great pleasure to read.Published 1 month ago by Duncan Thomson
I like this book for the most part but the ending leaves something to be desired.Published 1 month ago by Mike B.
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I have read all of Iain M Banks Books and this one Matter #8 in the Culture series is a good strong tale of familial... Read more
Iain M Banks' Sci Fi novels novels are a romp through the ideas of Science Fiction – always interesting and always surprising. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MR D MCMILLAN
If you like reading a book with only adjectives in it, then this is it. At first I thought I was reading a 13-14th century setting, then aliens showed up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis C Eckstein
I'm rereading The Culture novels in the order they were published. They can be a little complex but the payoff is always sublime.
Thank you Mister Banks