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Excession (Culture series Book 5) by [Banks, Iain M.]
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Excession (Culture series Book 5) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 196 customer reviews
Book 5 of 10 in Culture series (10 Book Series)

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It's not easy to disturb a mega-utopia as vast as the one Iain M. Banks has created in his popular Culture series, where life is devoted to fun and ultra-high-tech is de rigueur. But more than two millennia ago the appearance--and disappearance--of a star older than the universe caused quite a stir. Now the mystery is back, and the key to solving it lies in the mind of the person who witnessed the first disturbance 2,500 years ago. But she's dead, and getting her to cooperate may not be altogether easy.

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Gripping, touching and funny (TLS)

The story is vital and urgent and has a brilliantly subtle resolution ... wildly enjoyable (INTERZONE)

A dizzying adventure (DAILY MAIL)

Explosive but tender (SUNDAY TIMES)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1161 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TZ3DEO
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 196 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,670 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Too many sub-plots. Too many characters. Fascinating as always! Another interesting Culture instalment in this amazing, rich universe Banks created.
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Whatever pre conceived ideas you might have,and however confident you might be of an eventual outcome,it will be far beyond your expectations,it may even need a second read,a real tour de force!
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As always, with Iain M. Banks, the novel's plot is convoluted and complex, and a great read!
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... but enjoyable.
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Good Banks standard
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Plot is rich and complicated, perhaps overly so - but that is the magic of Banks for me
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I just loved this book
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if you want to read about the trillion year old sun and the ship around it then don't bother buying this novel. you do't learn anything about it. i wanted to read about the usual who, what, when, where, why? of a powerful beings. but 450 pages and you get nothing. one page epilogue at the end and not much in that as well.
star of the book a drone, big as two human hands joined together, few pages of its war for survival in beginning, but brilliant, funny, clever writing, but let down by pointless story leads to nothing. boring messages by ships and boring characters that start well but don't have much impact on story. the twist or tragedy of main female was blown out of all proportion. two stars for the drone, shame about the rest of the story.
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