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Canal Dreams - Iain Banks
Canal Dreams
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Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is... show more
Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is captured, it is not long before the atmosphere is as flammable as an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tension as sharp as the spike on her cello...CANAL DREAMS is a novel of deceptive simplicity and dark, original power: stark psychological insights mesh with vividly realised scenarios in an ominous projection of global realpolitik. The result is yet another major landmark in the quite remarkable career of an outstanding modern novelist.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349101712 (034910171X)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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flanderosa321
flanderosa321 rated it
3.0 Canal Dreams
So, what to say about Canal Dreams?Well, this was always going to be the most problematic of Banks' work, especially since he himself saw this as perhaps his weakest work. And in many ways I can see why. It rather feels like 2 novels put together - the first half reads like a diary; a travelog and a...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Due to her fear of flying, famous Japanese cellist Hisako Onoda opted to travel to Europe by ship for her European debut tour. However, at a stop in Panama, the ship is held up and caught in the middle of a civil war. At first it seems that the delay will be no more than an inconvenience, possibly n...
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I was thinking this book might be a good present for a cellist - my brother is a cellist, and suddenly the Christmas decorations are out in all the shops. But really, it's a better present for a cellist who has a thing for Japanese women and weird dreams. And ideally, also for martial arts, extreme ...
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