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Free Download Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1) By Iain M. Banks [Free Ebook] # book” is published by hgkoiu Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. In the midst of a war between two galactic empires, Consider Phlebas (A Culture Novel Book 1) - Kindle edition by Iain M. Banks. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Orr, the otherwise unnamed protagonist of this by Iain Banks. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction.
Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory , in Consider Phlebas , his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in He is now widely acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. How many copies would you like to buy?
How many copies would you like to buy? Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks Series: Add to Cart Add to Cart. Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist. The first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination. The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed.
Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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Walking on Glass. Against a Dark Background. The Steep Approach to Garbadale. Canal Dreams. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Orr, the otherwise unnamed protagonist of this Pynchonesque novel, is a successful Scottish engineer who's a bit fed up with life: Then one evening he crashes his classic Jaguar into a parked MG.
The aftermath is coma and months of amnesiac trance, a condition that Orr apparently comes to prefer.
The reader, however, only understands all this towards the end of the novel. Virtually the whole of the narrative consists of Orr's trauma-induced hallucinations. The bridge of the title is a fantastically ramifying construct in Orr's brain resembling an outer-space city in a science fiction movie. Banks's The Player of Games novel is satire, and its target turns out to be the British Isles' equivalent of American "yuppies.
Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. An amnesiac searching for his past finds his life dominated by the world of "the bridge," a gigantic structure whose ends have never been seen but which contains a lost library, a host of dreams and nightmares, and the key to another reality.
From the expansive, macrocosmic scale of Consider Phlebas and The Player of Games , Banks turns inward to explore the complex, surreal microcosm of the human mind in a kaleidoscopic novel for sophisticated, literary readers of speculative fiction. See all Editorial Reviews.
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Banks' "Wasp Factory" is frequently called "One of the 20th century's greatest novels". It pales in comparison to "The Bridge". This multi-layered story had me telling my friends 'He has a lot of plates spinning, I don't see how he can wrap this up Instead, Banks manages to ratchet upward toward the end. The physical metaphors present in his dream worlds become the vehicle to converge the story lines.
A reader's 'informed suspicions' begin to come true. In some venues, 'figuring it out too early' is a self-spoiler. In this book, each tiny confirmation of a foreshadowing becomes a progressive victory to the reader. There is almost nothing I can say about the story itself without revealing some of the progression, and therefore undoing some of the satisfaction.
Avoid the reviews that give a plot summary As a side note, I've read every one of Iain M. Banks "Science Fiction" novels. A post-scarcity society is just a backdrop to explore human motivation, and sometimes folly. I am now reading all of Iain Banks "literary" novels in order. I put that word in quotes because these novels are magnifying glasses, often wavy with distortion, held over human behavior Most of use only ahve to be struck between the eyebrows with a bloody great club a dozen or so times before things begin to penetrate.
And Banks wields one of the heaviest clubs I've recently encountered. This book is a fascinating read, whether worthwhile or not is hard to say. The protagonist, never named, is wrenched from a hedonistic, but quite successful, lifestyle into a long dreamful coma by a road accident on the Forth bridge brought about, at least in part, by alcohol and marijuana.
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