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Not in my opinion up to the standard of either Consider Phlebas or Player of Games. I didn't like the characterisation, found the twist at the end a bit pathetic and was overall... Read morePublished 1 day ago by m of ton
About halfway through this book it was feeling really draggy, and I was really disengaged from the main character (the side characters are very good, but you don't hear nearly... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Louis Graham
I'm a fan in general of the Culture books. I was initially frustrated a bit by the jumping around, but found the more I read the more I enjoyed it, and I did like the payoff.Published 27 days ago by Roger Davies
I am a huge fan of Iain M Banks books. This is just one of his great SF books which combines SF with a really good story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joern Hanssen
Purposely (apparently) confusing! The author jumps about in both time and place with very little time spent describing each new setting, forcing the reader to figure out the,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
wonderful read. can't wait for the next one!
this writer has it all. a comp'll tee read. You must read all his books.
Use of Weapons (A Culture Novel Book 3) [Kindle Edition] - from the one side the worst book of the series so far, too cruel, to self-psychological as for me,
from the other... Read more
Diagnosis of how the Culture would use a man who is diabolical. It's an analysis of how someone who is struggling with the past would choose to live, given utopia and asked to kill... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jvthree