Iain Banks - Stonemouth
Released: 05/04/2012 Little BrownThe acclaimed author of The Wasp Factory (and sometime sci-fi writer) takes up again with small-town Scotland, for another a pacy novel about modern life. Protagonist Stuart Gilmore returns to his hometown for a funeral after five years away, but his reappearance attracts the wrath of local gangsters, and Stu fears retribution for a mysterious past misdemeanour. For more information visit: http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/Title/9781408702505 Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1408702509/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cultur00-21…
Guardian“Has pleasures and profundities that are purely its own...” A Scottish mock-baronial architecture: a modern reinterpretation of a much older form. It is, in a paradoxical manner, a contemporary Victorian novel. To create an emotionally satisfying while intellectually convincing ending is a rare achievement...
The Independent“A very pleasurable read...” Gilmour treats us to reflections on growing up in Stonemouth, allowing Banks to generate characters with empathetic depth. Banks mines the same seams of dark comedy and tense horror...
Scotsman“Banks at his waspish, intelligent, nuanced best...” Whilst the plot is clearly programmed to reach a predictable conclusion, nonetheless, thanks to a depth born out of a truly engaging story of a love that is pushed to the brink extinction, it satisfies. His fans will give thanks.
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