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Surface Detail isn't an entry level Culture novel. While newcomers might enjoy this one, you probably need a few Culture books under your belt to get the most out of it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ethanator
This was the 2nd Banks book I’ve read (after Hydrogen Sonata), so I’m reading these out of order. The order is not important though, and Surface Detail did not disappoint. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edgar
I've read five of the "Culture" novels and am currently reading "Excession". So far, I have liked Surface Detail the most. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alan Shank
Fairly easy 5 read, but way, way to the 3 billionth too long. First the hell sequences offer the slight redemption of the story line in that it is obvious that all the 'cloud' and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harry A Pierce
For Banks lovers, who are familiar with the Culture. Very well written.Published 3 months ago by Henry H
If you like Ian Banks Culture novels, you will love this one. If you are new to the Culture universe, this would not be the standard place to start but then again all of these... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Pagan
iain bank's culture novels are amazing. I have read this book already twice. the struggle of the protagonist is beautiful depicted and developed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John
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|Preferred reading order of Culture novels?||
There is no chronology to the stories, as far as i'm aware, although Surface Detail links subtlely back to Use of Weapons. You could separate them as pre and post-Idrian war, but it's not necessary. I'd advise reading them in order of publication: The first four on your list are excellent. The... Read More
Jan 31, 2011 by Sera69 | See all 8 posts
The american kindle version had no formatting errors.
Jan 27, 2011 by Alexey Malafeev | See all 3 posts