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Any thoughts on Iain Banks?

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I must confess to never having read his work, but after Googling, I would have to say I might have to start.

Looks interesting. At least interesting enough to try.

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Iain M Banks - the SF writer, or Iain Banks? I know they are one and the same.

Anyway I love some of his books, but could never get into Feersum Endjinn. I didn't get past the first twenty pages, and that has only happened to me a few times.

The thing I like about his Sf books is that the technology is full integrated with the characters. You live through their eyes, and point of view is well established.

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I've read The Business (Iain Banks), which I thought was kind of cool, and Excession (Iain M. Banks), although that was many years ago, and I don't remember much about it. I'm not even sure I have the right book.

I'm likely to read more in the future, as he seems to be the only SF author that every book shop I go to has a large collection of.

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Iain Banks is a fantastic writer; I'm a huge fan / reader of his. He is one of my major influences.

Reportedly he was irritated by the "M." distinction between his SF and "non-genre" fiction. He doesn't like some fiction to be ghettoised whilst other stuff is not, I think.

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