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|Length: 627 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||
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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 20 hours 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 days 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 13 days ago by Harry A Pierce
For Banks lovers, who are familiar with the Culture. Very well written.Published 26 days 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 1 month 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 3 months ago by John
Disappointing. Banks is one of my all-time favourites, but I found this boring and a very frustrating read. Read morePublished 4 months 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 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|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