May. 23rd, 2009

Book Foo

May. 23rd, 2009 02:08 pm
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Apparently it's a Banksapalooza!

Finished: The State of the Art, by Iain M. Banks (short story collection)

Thoughts in the cut, not especially spoilery.
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Apparently Paul Cornell (Doctor Who writer and writer of the excellent but now cancelled Captain Britain and MI13 comic) did a radio adaptation of the title story. I might have to track it down just to see what he did with it.

Started and Finished: Feersum Endjinn, by Iain M. Banks.
Started: Inversions, by Iain M. Banks

Minor plot-outline related spoilers beyond the cuts, but nothing extensive. Read more... )
Those of you who've read some Banks may have noticed a particular tendency of his. He likes to construct elaborate, creative methods of execution and/or torture. For those of you who wonder if this is reflective of a certain sadistic streak of Banks himself may find their best evidence here. Read more... )

Finished: The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
Started: Against a Dark Background, by Iain M. Banks

Again, plot-outline-style spoilers behind cut. Short version: Bored at times, maybe a bit overlong, but some interesting ideas. Not my favorite of his, but worth a read if you like his other stuff.
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