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A selection of IDENTS that I have collected from reading last year.

I intend to use some, or all of them, in my family film looking back on 2016:

Two Cultures

Get Some Culture

Have you heard of The Culture?

The Culture is the setting for a series of novels and short stories by British author Iain Banks. It’s a post-scarcity utopia, where need has been completely eliminated, and there is near total freedom. 488 more words


 The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Category: Horror / Thriller

From the Back Cover:
‘Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. 66 more words

Books We're Reading

Whit - Iain Banks

Whit (1995)

Banks’ gift is to get into the head of his main character and be able to think and speak like that character. Sometimes you get the feeling that his books are born by him waking up one morning and thinking “Now that would be a difficult but interesting character to get to know.” This is Banks in the mind of a girl who has been born into and brought up in a religious sect, being trained to,one day, be its leader. 349 more words

Complicity - Iain Banks

Complicity (1993)

Written more along the lines of Espedair Street than any other of Banks’ novels and yet in a completely different genre – if that can possibly make sense. 269 more words

Canal Dreams - Iain Banks

Canal Dreams (1989)

There is something welling up inside Hisako Onoda, the world famous female cellist, something that cannot be satiated by playing the cello. Whether this something is love or hate, or maybe a combination of the two, is unclear until a series of unconnected happenings place her in unusual circumstances. 243 more words

Espedair Street - Iain Banks

Espedair Street (1987)

The stories hero is a faded rock star trying to come to terms with an ‘ordinary’ life on ‘ordinary’ wages. Having contemplated suicide and decided to see life out, this is the story of his fight. 194 more words