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Book review - Conquistador (Buddy Levy) and Canal Dreams (Iain Banks)

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy Levy – 5/5 stars
This is the story of the subjugation of an empire and the destruction of its capital. 235 more words

Latin America

My Books - Perhaps you like Science Fiction? How about trying something really new?

I have written a lot of science fiction. Here’s one of my best – ‘Green’

This is the blurb:

A Sci-fi novel set in the future. 107 more words


Inversions by Iain M. Banks

Inversions by Iain M. Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not your typical Sci-fi book. If you are not familiar with the “Culture” Series by Iain M. 144 more words


The Quarry – Iain Banks

An unconventional family. A wide array of witty and sarcastic friends. Sexual perversity and casual drug use. Technological and/or entertainment obsessions. Deep-seated psychological trauma coming out as bitterness and cleverly-expressed resentment. 1,189 more words


How reading Iain Banks turned me into a writer

Shadow’s Talent is a slightly longer than average fan letter. Apart from some email exchanges with indie authors, I’ve never written to a writer, let alone one of my heroes. 1,340 more words

Shadow's Talent

Quote of the day, July 16

Iain Banks, on libraries

“It’s a library; only the stupid or the evil are afraid of those.”


The Crow Bridge

“We can’t go to the police, the police are boring. Alfred Hitchcock says so”
— The Beiderbecke Affair

Stonemouth (Charles Martin, 2015)
There’s a sense of deja vu about this Iain Banks narrative — the hulking bridge, the family secret, the huge clan, sex and drugs and violence.

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