Steven Grout is paranoid - and with justice. He knows that They are out to get him. They are. Quiss, insecure in his fabulous if ramshackle castle, is forced to play interminable impossible games. The solution to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will release him. But he must find an answer before he knows the question. Park, Grout, Quiss - no trio could be further apart. But their separate courses are set for collision.
Regular price: £17.99
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £17.99
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Stuart on 17-04-15
Not his best and a little confusing
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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By T. Hewison on 03-01-16
Unsatisfactory Backs with more than a hint of M
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful