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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 20, 2016, 04:03 PM »
Banks' novel "Whit , or Isis Among the Unsaved" is the funniest of his non-scifi by far; a witty commentary on the modern world (well, of 1980ish). It pokes tremendous fun at religion while respecting those who truly believe and benefit from it their lives.

Read it!

 Some comments on the novel can be found on the Wikipedia page

Don't know if the attachment is allowed. I shall review the faq and rules now.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 20, 2016, 07:21 AM »
I ran out of new books to read. I am waiting on a few releases in the autumn including Thomas Dolby's memoir The Speed of Sound

Also, the third in a trilogy by Cixin Liu which is newly translated.

I'm reading some old favourites. I always enjoy doing that.

I only met Banks' sci-fi 6 years ago. Buggerin' cancer deprived us of a treasure. <tear>

(I loved The Crow Road on BBC from about 2000, which Banks said was in some ways better than his novel! The device of Rory speaking to Prentiss was a clever invention of the script.)

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