4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Laugh out loud funny,
This review is from: Whit (Paperback)
Without doubt the funniest Iain Banks book I have read to date and very different to the others. This is a great twist on the old innocent abroad yarn with the naive yet wise Isis Whit out to save her cousin from the clutches of the corrupt world and resolve the power struggles within her increasingly fractious community. In itself it doesn't sound much but you'll laugh out loud more than once and you'll marvel at another dazzling and beguiling tale from Iain Banks.
Ideal starter for those who are yet to take a trip into the Banks imagination, but also a welcome diversion off the dark path of his other novels for those who are already blooded by The Wasp Factory, Complicity and so on. Female friends of mine who have read his books all seem to rate this one as their favourite as it has a strong female lead and all the blokes are secondary characters and are largely buffoons and stooges for Isis. A cracking read with more than a few twists to keep those pages turning.