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With or without the M? All Iain Banks fans welcome here.

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Jun 2020
9:08am, 20 Jun 2020
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LindsD
The Crow Road or Walking on Glass? Consider Plebas or The Hydrogen Sonata? Have you read The Quarry yet? A place for Banks fans and the Banks-curious.
Jun 2020
9:13am, 20 Jun 2020
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McGoohan
I've never heard of 'im? ;-)
Jun 2020
9:13am, 20 Jun 2020
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McGoohan
Obvs... my fave author ever.
Jun 2020
9:13am, 20 Jun 2020
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LindsD
Hm. Douglas?
Jun 2020
9:13am, 20 Jun 2020
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LindsD
(Starting off with a fight :) )
Jun 2020
9:19am, 20 Jun 2020
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McGoohan
Bestest M's (for me, in descending order)

Use of Weapons
Inversions
Feersum Endjinn
Against A Dark Background
Surface Detail
The Player of Games
Consider Phlebas
Excession
Look to Windward
The Algebraist
Matter
State of the Art

(I haven't read The Hydrogen Sonata and Transition was only an M is the US)
Jun 2020
9:34am, 20 Jun 2020
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Little Nemo
Has anyone read his book about whisky? I thought it might be a good present for someone who likes a wee dram.

I prefer his M to non-M books but they're all good. Haven't read his last books because then they'll be no more to read :-(
Jun 2020
9:40am, 20 Jun 2020
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Badger
You’re definitely among friends here, then, LN, same with McG and me. Been on the shelf staring at me since he died.
WA
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WA
I haven't read any of his M books
His last non-M book, The Quarry is heartbreaking. I think he wrote it before his own diagnosis. The rage against the disease is so real, you can touch it
Jun 2020
10:03am, 20 Jun 2020
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Velociraptor
Not read any of the Ms and I decluttered the whisky book in our most recent book cull, deciding that if we'd had it for more than a decade and neither of us had made time to read it we probably never would. The Quarry is one of a small number of hardbacks I, erm, borrowed from my FiL's book hoard instead of sending it to the tip, but I haven't read it yet.

Complicity was the first one I read; a friend lent it to me expecting me to clutch my pearls and I loved it. Whit was probably my favourite.

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