Publish date: 2003
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
"Complicity": the clue's in the title. To what extent are we complicit in what happens to us? This is an atmospheric, compelling, intelligent Scottish crime thriller that - like the best genre fiction - also has plenty to say on our messed up world and the human condition. I raced through this sati...
Iain Banks (or Iain M. Banks when he writes SF) can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. His plots don't fail, his writing is sublime, his entertainment value is therefore complete - never a single hiccough while reading any of his books. Not only can I stay in his world(s), I want to be there. Whe...
The most masterful quality of Iain Banks' novel titled Complicity is its use of first and second person narration. Cameron Colley is a drug abusing journalist who is barely making it and is betting his reputation on a mysterious source giving information on a series of murders from five years ago. W...
Sex and violence says Manny. An inferior anti-Thatcherite fantasy says Paul.And I say….It is about hopes and disappointments, unrequited love, bravery and cowardice. Technically, it’s a quintessentially modern English novel. There are two stories travelling at once. Neither of them is told chronolog...
iain banks' sci-fi is fabulously complex and his thrillers can feel almost ostentatiously stripped-down. this is one of the latter. rather good, although rather junior league joyce carol oates as well. specifically j.c. oates under her thriller pseudonym, rosamund smith... he shares the same interes...