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The Crow Road Paperback – 22 Apr 1993
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His masterpiece . . . it's got a beating heart, and you want to keep reading (Jay Rayner Daily Express)
Banks has woven a warm and funny story, rich with characters and adventures. An utterly enchanting piece of fiction...it marks a return to his brilliant best. NEW WOMAN (This is Bank s' finest novel yet. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
Hip and sexy humour....Bank reinforces his credentials as one of the most able, energetic and stimulating writers we have in the UK. TIME OUT (The Crow Road is tight with detail and closer observation and creates a strong sense of a particular period of growing up. THE INDEPENDENT)
Magic is the book's keynote. It echoes in descriptions of evolution that pass from the factual to the elegiac and on the mythical. It calls most insistently when intensity - of love, lust or grief - burst through limited expectations or circumstances to release poetry. THE TIMES (Banks keeps death in its place, under the boot of wit which knows that the most significant romance can blossom whilst your youngest brother is up to the elbow in Sugar Smacks looking for the plastic toy. OBSERVER)
The tense horror of the book...is done with considerable imaginative subtlety and a fine touch....This is as fine and ambitious a novel as any from a Scottish writer since the 1960s. It is also unquestionable Bank's best work to date. NEW STATESMAN (A magnificent, rambling family saga.his best novel yet. FOR HIM)
Paperback reissue of Iain Banks' masterly novel THE CROW ROADSee all Product description
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For the most curious of you, I leave you with a passage I particularly enjoyed...
"People can be teachers and idiots; they can be philosophers and idiots; they can be politicians and idiots... in fact I think they have to be... a genious can be an idiot. The world is largely run for and by idiots; it is no great handicap in life and in certain areas is actually a distinct advantage and even a prerequisite for advancement".
'Riveting...exhilarating...its pace, development, intensity and, above all, its hip and sexy humour never allow it to flag' ABSOLUTELY NOT! Must have been a different book to the one I read. It is always a bit of a concern if you have to keep re-reading what you've already read just to try and maintain your interst. I really wanted to stop reading but kept going willing it to develop into more but was left sadly disappointed. This was my first foray into Banks' work and I shant be revisting after this effort.
Some good descriptive language
. Kept expecting the story to evolve into an interesting plot, but nothing too u expected happened at the end.
I wouldn't reccomend