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Iain Banks

Started by Nick, October 20, 2002, 14:59:46 pm

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Reg

QuoteIain Banks is excellent.
Feersum Enjinn is a good one for a first timer.

Cheers
Jon M

Um, that's Iain M Banks (same guy I know) and you're right about Feersum Enjinn - an excellent book.  I've read 3 or 4 of his books now, and that's the best so far.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Jon M

Which ones have you read Reg SJ?

My favourites are;Use of Weapons, The Bridge, Inversions, Complicity and The Player of Games. Not yet read the new one and never finished Song of stone or CR(!). ;D
Is it Living? or...Just existence....YEAH YOU!

Reg

Just Reg will do!

Um, what've I read?

Inversions
Feersum Enjinn
Another one I can't remember the title of.

Looking at my shelf, I have the following titles altogether:

Inversions
Feersum Enjinn
Look To Windward
Use Of Weapons
The Player Of Games
Excession
Against A Dark Background
The State Of The Art
Consider Phlebas

I really must get around to reading these - most were as Christmas presents to me from wifey!

I've got so many books waiting to be read.  So little time to read them.  Sigh.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Ron

QuoteI've got so many books waiting to be read.
Dat geluk verdwijnt voor geld


Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy, Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy.

Crewe

Chris Quartly

I'm hoping to borrow a copy of the Wasp Factory very soon.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Jon M

I'd lend it to you CQ but my copy has been in someone else's house for about 15 years. >:(

TWF is a cracker of a book if you're not too easily offended.

But if you are easily offended I wouldn't recommend many of them. Failing TWF try the Bridge, its an awesome story which gave a strange introduction to the sci-fi side of His writing. :)

Happy Trails

Jon M

Let me know what you yhink though!
Is it Living? or...Just existence....YEAH YOU!

Chris Quartly

I loved "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) so that should give an indication of my tolerance levels  ;D
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Slim

QuoteI'm hoping to borrow a copy of the Wasp Factory very soon.

Fantastic book, the first Iain Banks I read.  Everyone should read it at least once.


Jon M

Is it Living? or...Just existence....YEAH YOU!

yyzgit

Hi All.

TWF - could never look at sand dunes the same again :P

Just reading WHIT and the moment, very cool.

On a completely different tack has anyone read any Michael Marshall Smith.  If not, check him out, very cool.  Early work is like Hitchikers meets Bladerunner (Only Forward, Spares) more recent stuff is very bizarre (The Straw Men, One of Us) ;D ;D

Well Worth checking out.

Later

Simon.
All the worlds indeed a stage - but I want better lighting - DLR

Jon M

Hi yyzgit,

Glad to hear youre a IB/IMB fan. So was the year 2000 a leap year or not...and why? ::)

Thats about all I got out of Whit I'm afraid, which incidentally is a typo, the typist missing the "S" key.

Sorry. lmao

I actually liked it while I was reading it.
Is it Living? or...Just existence....YEAH YOU!

yyzgit

Hi Jon M,

Hmm not got to the 2000 leap year descision yet - nearly there though and so far I think it's OK.

Later

Simon. ;D
All the worlds indeed a stage - but I want better lighting - DLR

Jon M

Hi again Simon,

Sorry to drag you away from the book but we all KNOW that the year 2000 WAS a leap year, that one's given...

Why was the year 2000 a leap year?

Obviously one yyzgit will get this eventually but I'll give a frrrreeebieee Vancouver Circumstances Silver to the first answer

Cheers all you interested d00ds

Jon M
Is it Living? or...Just existence....YEAH YOU!

Russell

I liked, ' Espedaire Street', a hell of alot.
I must get around to reading more of his fine works.

Slim

Quote
Why was the year 2000 a leap year?

Because 2000 is divisble by 4?