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What did you like best about Complicity? What did you like least?
I'm only halfway though it but the plot is good and I like Iain Banks' novels.
Would you recommend Complicity to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes, but only if you can cope with someone who's reading as if they're racing to the finish line.
What didn’t you like about Peter Kenny’s performance?
He reads too fast and in a rather jaunty tone of voice that doesn't really suit the story. I thought my music player was on double speed.
I'm not a Scottish young male journo with a drug habit; this book is grim, brutal, uncompromising and convoluted ...so why do I like this so much?
I like it because Iain B. makes you think. He challenges your preconceptions, delights in startling you and gives you a mental workout. I like it because he invents strong, believable characters and puts them in hideous situations with storylines that are unpredictable and challenging. I like it because his dark and difficult books are clever, engaging and enjoyable to read. They put footprints all over your brain.
Iain Banks is simply brilliant, with and without the M. His books steal a bit of headspace and never really leave you.
Peter Kenny deserves a mention too. He is a great narrator and really brings the characters and stories to life with a subtlety that others lack. I love his work.
I thoroughly recommend all of the Banks audio books, perhaps with the exception of Feersum Endjinn. Get that in print as half the fun is in the spelling.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I never read this one the first time around and it was good to catch up on this. I love the constant references to his Tosh and fascination with the new technology of the period. A Toshiba lap top with a colour screen - magic! OK - so not one of his best, but I kind of read or listen to Iain Banks because I love his Iain M Banks so much.
Heard he was on his last legs in the papers last week. This is devastating! He is just one of the good guys, we need him! Also saw critics in the papers claim his Fiction is better than his SF - what?!
Please, Please, Please - someone call the Culture and get him into a med box and fix him - now, this is an order! 13/4/13
4 of 4 people found this review helpful