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1.0 out of 5 stars
gave up after 250 pages, 14 Nov. 2012
I so sorry to be negative about such a creative genius as Ian banks, i have read everything he has published but this book bored me to death.i gave up after 250 pages and that's a first for me with his novels.i feel like Ian has written his best work and although dealing with high brow stuff I just can't connect with his ramblings and characters in this novel. I found reading this book a bit of a task and really wanted to like it but realised I just wanted to finish it. Sorry my review is not detailed I still think Ian banks is one the best science fiction writers ever but I'm slightly less of an eager fan after the last two novels.Maybe the future holds a return to the brilliant form of his earlier sci fi that kept me up to the wee small hours.