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    The good bits!

    Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose

    I was using it in the more general sense, rather than suggesting it was overly flower
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    Well you learn something new everyday. i've never heard that before (or if I have I don't recall)

    The Purpele thing sounds like a double edged sword; great writing, but pos irritating?
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    Yes, I suppose that is the danger... In this case it's more that occassionally you see glimpses of Old Banks in a book which doesn't quite get up to those standards.

    The passage that sticks in my mind from Gabardale was, for me, classic Banks - the description of someone engineering suicide by drowning.

    It was on the (old) website as a preview but I can't find it now :-(

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    The drowning was possibly inspired by Virginia Woolf, who committed suicide in just that way.
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    In the end, nothing you do matters; all that matters is what you do.

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    Suicide Christian terrorists were a bit of a cheap shot and the jab at libertarians was uncalled for and nothing to do with the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papamishka View Post
    Suicide Christian terrorists were a bit of a cheap shot and the jab at libertarians was uncalled for and nothing to do with the story.
    Transition is one of these books that didn't do what I expected as a consequence I found it to be rather thought provoking. The alternative Christian terrorism thing underlined the point to me just how close Christianity and Islam are as religions.
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