Search:

Type: Posts; User: Skyehammer

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    10,635

    I have most of the ' Ms ' in my collection though...

    I have most of the ' Ms ' in my collection though I lack the first 3 in the series , ' Consider Phlebas ' etc - I collect hardbacks so those first 3 are beyond my means - I guess I'll have to break...
  2. Iain Banks' women are usually the strong...

    Iain Banks' women are usually the strong independent type , good jobs , self reliant and confident . Well , the ones from ' Dead Air ' , ' The Crow Road ' and ' Espedair Street ' are
  3. Was Espedair Street's ' Frozen Gold ' based on any living band ?

    Hi Guys ,
    I'm about a third way in to ' Espedair Street ' and got thinking whether Iain would have based his fictitious band ' Frozen Gold ' upon any living band of the time ?
    I visualise them as...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    11,184

    I thought David Mitchell's ' The Bone Clocks '...

    I thought David Mitchell's ' The Bone Clocks ' came close to being an Iain Banks novel [ Transition ] .
  5. Replies
    47
    Views
    50,227

    Sticky: Poll: Just finished The Crow Road which is probably my...

    Just finished The Crow Road which is probably my favourite thus far , still have Canal Dreams , Walking On Glass , The Bridge and The Wasp Factory to go .
  6. Replies
    17
    Views
    10,635

    Hi Guys - though I could be talking to myself...

    Hi Guys - though I could be talking to myself here as everyone seems to have left for pastures new !
    I'm reading the ' Non Ms ' in reverse trying to save the best for last so to speak , just...
  7. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,881

    Really enjoyed ' The Crow Road ' , finished it...

    Really enjoyed ' The Crow Road ' , finished it last week , now about a quarter into ' Espedair Street ' .
  8. Thread: Least Fave.

    by Skyehammer
    Replies
    22
    Views
    13,956

    Still not read any of the ' Ms ' as of yet - I...

    Still not read any of the ' Ms ' as of yet - I thought I'd start at the beginning and ordered a copy of ' Consider Phlebas ' from our local library back in November 2016 , it still hasn't arrived , I...
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    19,056

    I have a son with Aspergers / Tourettes [ mild ]...

    I have a son with Aspergers / Tourettes [ mild ] , OCD , ADHD and perhaps an as yet undiagnosed syndrome - and of course I could relate to Kit .
    I finished ' The Quarry ' the other day , it wasn't...
  10. Replies
    338
    Views
    266,018

    Sticky: Hi All , It seems that I am rather late to the...

    Hi All ,
    It seems that I am rather late to the Party , but hey ho , I'll introduce myself anyway - I am originally from a small town at the northernmost tip of Anglesey , a place called Amlwch ,...
  11. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,994

    It seems I arrived too late on the scene to get...

    It seems I arrived too late on the scene to get to know Bob , but that was a lovely tribute , sir , well done - great photo of The Bridge also .
  12. Replies
    284
    Views
    78,814

    We've been staying in Inverness with our Daughter...

    We've been staying in Inverness with our Daughter as I had a hospital appointment on the 28th December then decided to stay on for the New Year celebrations - we managed to take in ' Passengers ' and...
  13. Replies
    1,311
    Views
    362,380

    I've collected books since I was wee , I started...

    I've collected books since I was wee , I started off reading the ' Biggles ' novels of Capt WE Johns , then in older life I decided to become more of a ' serious ' collector , I had read Anthony...
  14. Replies
    47
    Views
    50,227

    Sticky: Poll: I've just been reading up on Iain's last work , '...

    I've just been reading up on Iain's last work , ' The Quarry ' which I have mistakenly written in the above post that he was writing from experience - well he was totally unaware of his illness when...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,881

    To those of you who say that ' Transition ' could...

    To those of you who say that ' Transition ' could or should have been written as part of the ' M ' series because of its sci fi connection , have you read David Mitchell's ' The Bone Clocks ' ?...
  16. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,881

    Years ago I used to belong to one of those Book...

    Years ago I used to belong to one of those Book Clubs whereby you received the Editor's Choice if you failed to tick a box or something - ' Song Of Stone ' was one of those books - I had read an Iain...
  17. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,881

    I'm just over half way through my collection of...

    I'm just over half way through my collection of Iain Banks novels [ currently reading ' The Quarry ' ] - I began with ' Complicity ' and curiously [ it's the order I bought them ] have been working...
  18. Thread: Least Fave.

    by Skyehammer
    Replies
    22
    Views
    13,956

    Thanks , Deep Black - Like most people I started...

    Thanks , Deep Black - Like most people I started off buying paperbacks from second hand book shops then in old age [ I'm 61 next March ] I decided that I would collect books of authors I enjoy ,...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,604

    Poll: Oops , I see I have posted twice on this subject !

    Oops , I see I have posted twice on this subject !
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,604

    Poll: I'm on my 8th Iain Banks novel , I've started...

    I'm on my 8th Iain Banks novel , I've started midway through his works from ' Complicity' downwards so to speak , out of those it would have to be ' The Business ' that was my least favourite .
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    16,950

    Deep Black - I've not read any of his Science...

    Deep Black - I've not read any of his Science Fiction novels , I have most of them in my collection , would you recommend one to start with - I'm currently a few pages in with ' The Quarry ' ....
  22. Replies
    47
    Views
    50,227

    Sticky: Poll: Apologies for the late reply , Deep Black - ...

    Apologies for the late reply , Deep Black - Thank you for your message - I enjoyed Transition immensely , probably my favourite novel of Iain's thus far - I picked up ' The Quarry ' just after...
  23. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,604

    Poll: I haven't read ' Canal Dreams ' as of yet though...

    I haven't read ' Canal Dreams ' as of yet though I possess all of Iain's non SF works - I voted for ' The Business ' as I didn't feel there was much of a story there and thought he was going through...
  24. Replies
    7
    Views
    16,950

    I don't know where he got the idea , I do know...

    I don't know where he got the idea , I do know it's my least favourite out of the 6 Iain Banks' books I have read thus far [ I have all of his non SF works now ] and felt as I was reading it that he...
  25. Replies
    47
    Views
    50,227

    Sticky: Poll: Hi , Lads and Lasses , I was relatively late in...

    Hi , Lads and Lasses ,
    I was relatively late in discovering the talents of Iain , the first book of his I ever read was ' Complicity ' , that being a few years ago now , well before I decided to...
Results 1 to 25 of 27
Page 1 of 2 1 2