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  •  I read those two books (5+ / 0-)

    mentioned in the review, because of the review.  :)
    The Player of Games was really good.  I also read The Crow Road novel which I liked as well.  

    Will check this one out sometime soon.

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    by LongRider on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 10:21:35 AM PDT

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    •  Banks never wrote a boring book - he had too sharp (5+ / 0-)

      a mind, and too original an imagination, to settle for anything rote or humdrum.

      I liked The Crow Road, loved The Bridge, which was Banks' own favorite, of all his books.

      I've always found Iain M. Banks' SF entertaining and thoughtful. Now I've dug further into Banks, I can see that I zoomed through his explorations of other worlds, and missed a lot of the subtlety of his work.

      As I wrote in another diary,

      The Wasp Factory reminds me of The Great Gatsby or The Old Man and the Sea, in that its 180 pages feel as if they point to 600 pages more, of hidden details and plotting.
      But this applies somewhat to each of Banks' books.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:10:59 AM PDT

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