View Poll Results: Which is your personal favourite Iain Banks book so far?

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  • The Wasp Factory

    9 14.29%
  • Walking on Glass

    5 7.94%
  • The Bridge

    12 19.05%
  • Espedair Street

    9 14.29%
  • Canal Dreams

    0 0%
  • The Crow Road

    14 22.22%
  • Complicity

    10 15.87%
  • Whit

    1 1.59%
  • A Song of Stone

    0 0%
  • The Business

    1 1.59%
  • Dead Air

    1 1.59%
  • The Steep Approach to Garbadale

    1 1.59%
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  1. #21
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    hey Ed, whilst you're here - did you get the PM I sent you?
    "Just have fun"

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    Just spotted it. Good idea, how did that one pass you all by.

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    Bare in mind no-one has any idea what we're on about now.

    Nothing to see here people, carry on with your favorite Banks novel polling...
    "Just have fun"

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    'Walking on Glass' always reminds me of The Penrose triangle, or 'Tribar'. Is it just me??

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    "Walking on Glass" is by far the most fascinating and inspiring novel I've ever read (by any author). The same goes in a way for "Complicity", though it is much more down-to-earth and shocking (the sperm-injection scene is exceptionally, eh, nasty). I also enjoyed "Garbadale" a lot.
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    Default the wasp factory

    the wasp factory, happy to find out there was someone whose world or mind was as dark and fkeucd pu as me
    i can never see a white chair as just a white chair...

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    Hi there Player.

    You'll have to help me with "fkeucd":?:

    Are your being rude

    Or just Fucked up
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    I couldn't vote, I've only read Espedair St. But it was very good.
    "No! I must kill the demons" He shouted
    The radio said "No, John. You are the demons"
    And then John was a zombie.

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    P.s. I read Espedair St., then found out a while later that HE was the guy who wrote those sci-fi novels everyone was talking about. I nearly shat myself.

    Weirdly, Espedair St. and his sci-fi stuff feel like they're written by a different person. Usually there's a sense of familiarity, but when I came to read PoG (first sci-fi of his that I'd read) I couldn't tell it was the same man who had written it. Maybe a man of equal writing talent and finesse, but not in any way similar. To me, that's pretty incredible.
    "No! I must kill the demons" He shouted
    The radio said "No, John. You are the demons"
    And then John was a zombie.

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    When "The Wasp Factory" came out (before any SF) people, apparently, said they could tell he loved SF.

    You should give "The Bridge" or "Walking on Glass" a go. They have some SF/fantasy elements in.

    Funnily enough a friend of mine, who likes SF, has only read Iain books without the "M"
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