Publish date: December 1st 2009
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#1)
Such high hopes. Dropped it after chapter 3 / page 50. Characters and dialogue are beyond crap, I'm not even sure i really know what's going on or why i should care, and i actively dislike the protagonist. Reads like a cheaply made Saturday morning cartoon. People tell me the other books in the Cult...
When Banks died, I was in the process of starting one of my usual re-reads of the Culture novels. I decided it was not the time to start that re-read. I said to myself, “I’ll just wait another couple more years.” It’s now 2017, and I’m not sure I’ll re-read them now in one large gulp. I want to be a...
Adequate space adventure but Banks enjoys elaborating on the grossest parts, and I do not. I like the Culture, but there is just too much nauseating gore. So, I feel like I can safely scratch the rest off the List. Library copy
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be...
Slow start but it got better