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[books] A Definitive Ranking of Iain M. Banks’s Culture Novels‘Use of Weapons – It’s a dark, complex, unnerving, and deconstructive portrait of a character who, in any other writer’s hands, might have been sketched out as a straight-forward “galactic hero” archetype, winning the day with wits and a gun. While it’s often considered to be the high point of the series (and works hard to earn that title), the finicky nature of the narrative structure and some of the extreme sociopathy shown by heroes and villains alike make it much more than escapist reading. An amazing book, but an uncomfortable one.’

Ranking Iain M. Banks’s Culture Novels

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 12:06 pm and is filed under Books.

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