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If you're an Iain Banks fan, then this is worth listening to. If you're an Iain M. Banks fan, then this is also worth a shot, as it's one of his "cross-over" books, much like "Transition".
However, unlike some of his other books, I didn't really warm to any of the main characters and a couple of them positively annoyed me.
It also takes Banks's penchant for leaving things open to interpretation and takes it to an extreme. For my tastes, it really is a little to open ended, with too many possibilities to get any real satisfaction at the books conclusion.
On the good side, it's as well written as you would expect from early Banks and read as excellently as ever by Peter Kenny.
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3 different stories, or interpretations of reality?
At least 2 of them collide, but the listener is denied the satisfaction of an explanation in the end, and left to their own interpretation. Many abound in literal circles, but mine is just that it's just too much like life - an unsatisfactory ending.
Well read, though.
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