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Canal Dreams

Running secretly, silently, almost unseen through the suburbs of southern commuterland is the fifty kilometre by five metre strip of tranquility which is the restored Basingtoke Canal. 259 more words


The Wasp Factory

I am reviewing the thriller novel The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks which is a very good novel that I bought from kindle. This was Iain’s first novel published in 1979 and quite controversial especially with the lead character torturing and killing animals. 247 more words


"Dead Air" by Iain Banks (2002)

“You’re breaking up.”

This blog seems to keep coming full circle as I return to authors that I first read towards the beginning of my time here. 545 more words


A Song of Stone by Iain Banks

I’m slowly making my way through Iain Bank’s entire back catalogue; he was an incredibly diverse author, capable of tackling many different genres, tones and themes. 486 more words


BBC Two lands in Stonemouth

Stonemouth, the novel by author Iain Banks, is to be adapted into a two-part drama for BBC Two.

The story, set in the eponymous fictional Aberdeenshire village, focuses on the character of Stewart Gilmour, who returns for his best friend’s funeral. 64 more words


New TV adaptation of novel by Iain Banks

The BBC has commissioned an adaptation of Iain Banks’ novel Stonemouth to be broadcast next year. Set in a fictional village in Scotland, the book explores the complex relationships and events that culminated in the death of the protagonist’s close friend which bring him back to the place where he grew up. 24 more words

The Possibility of Ease

When the going’s good I find it almost impossible to imagine feeling down, low in energy or less than totally happy and supremely grateful for my life. 1,011 more words