RIP Iain "M" Banks

18 messages
09/06/2013 at 15:53

Great author. I loved his sci-fi culture books.

Very sad.

09/06/2013 at 16:02

Loved all of his books.

09/06/2013 at 16:07

Me too, ever since the wasp factory, met him once. I think someone has already said that Scotland's lost two great writers.

09/06/2013 at 16:09

Yes met him at a couple of signings. 

09/06/2013 at 16:39

dead author. seemed a nice bloke. he wrote an excellent book about malt whisky.

09/06/2013 at 16:42

my ex-girlfriend was in the stage version of The Wasp Factory, playing the lead character. which was a strange experience for me.

09/06/2013 at 17:11


I loved The Wasp Factory and The Bridge. He lost me when he became M Banks and started on the sci fi stuff. I'm sure he had another book I loved too but can't remember since it was nearly 30 years ago. Let me look on t'internet.


09/06/2013 at 17:15

Yes. Walking on Glass, Canal Dreams and Espedair Street. By '92 and The Crow Road I'd lost interest. Loved his early books though. Great writer. 

09/06/2013 at 17:15

Espedair St? Complicity was good too. I always found something to enjoy in the culture books.



09/06/2013 at 17:17

X post, yes walking on glass was amazing, agree about the crow road too.


09/06/2013 at 17:19

Espedair Street was about a record shop. A bit like that one they made into a film by Nick Hornby.

09/06/2013 at 17:21

Oh hang on . Long time since I read it. About music industry anyway.

Rafiki    pirate
09/06/2013 at 17:31

Espedair Street - about Weir, D. - the drummer form the band! One of my top ten fav books!! A great loss !!

09/06/2013 at 18:58

Bass player. I think. He said at the time that Frozen Gold were supposed to be bigger than Fleetwood Mac.


Edited: 09/06/2013 at 19:02
09/06/2013 at 19:48

Great writer - sad loss

09/06/2013 at 22:15

Yeah, I saw him at a book signing once. I liked the Culture books. And "The Business"

10/06/2013 at 15:26

Sad day in our house.  Can't believe there'll be no more Culture.  Loved The Bridge as well though.

10/06/2013 at 19:01

Just finished reading The Business.

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