2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Not easy, but worth it,
This review is from: Feersum Endjinn (Paperback)
This is certainly not Banks's most accessible book, in spite of being a relatively short one. The writing style (particularly the use of an invented - and apparently pointless - phonetic language) makes it harder going than most of his others, and the story itself is fairly hard to follow.
It's also not a book for people who like neat endings with all the loose ends tied up. It'll certainly leave you wondering what has happened.
Having said all that, if you enjoy Banks's books, or you like science fiction in general, then this is worth reading. It's certainly well-written, as his books always are, and he's come up with an inventive scenario that is devious and twisty enough to keep you guessing right up to the end.
Overall: a good book, but not a straightforward or easy one.