Monday, 4 June 2007
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Now well into his "Culture" universe stride.
Clever, violent and intensely ambiguous at times, Banks is now perfecting his technique. Time in the story always seems to pass at "real time" rates for me. Perhaps it's because the writing draws me in and I end up whizzing through the book very quickly, perhaps it is the fact that his descriptions are so realistic and almost diligent without being unduly detailed.
A slightly confusing mixed up narrative flow with flash backs and flash forwards, didn't add anything to the read for me.
He now starts to touch on morality with a deft flourish which he will use more in later works.
A cracking good read 3.5 out of 5