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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 8 days ago by John
Disappointing. Banks is one of my all-time favourites, but I found this boring and a very frustrating read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon Oivind Stenerud
Fun and intense, very imaginative, twists and turns in the plot kept me intrigued throughout. This was my first of Ian Banks Culture novels, I'll seek more.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A book that starts in seeming chaos, with chapters from dramatically different points of view slowly spirals together into a conflict over the fate of artificial afterlives. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Skau
Its Iain M. Banks - that is all you need to know.
Read all the Culture books in order if possible...
Banks is gone now- no more to come :-(
Not quite at the end yet but, so far, this has not disappointed. Iain's prose is, as usual, both poetic and direct. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Kemp
Iain M Banks crafts fantastic worlds where he doesn't simply look to the future but takes possibilities to their most grand, if not a times most extreme. Read more
One of Iain M. Banks I've read before, but excellent for any lover of scifi, virtual worlds, and awesome world building.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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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