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Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons
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3.90 330
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857231359 (185723135X)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#3)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Dark Underbelly of Utopia: "Use of Weapons" by Iain M. Banks
From the moment I picked up the Culture books eons ago they changed the way I viewed the natural world around me, adding a layer of mysticism to every tree, every rock and every hill; along with a wonderment of what untold stories each has born witness too. think it's often a combination of the book...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Series: Culture #3 Well that was disappointing. I was tempted to give it 3 stars overall while reading (before I got to the end) since although the present-day chapters were fairly interesting, the past chapters were duller and sometimes maudlin. Then I got to the “twist” at the end and was disapp...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 Banks' Use of Weapons
This is the fourth book I have read by Banks after The Player of Games, Consider Philebas and The Wasp Factory. Despite the fact that this is a Culture novel the most useful comparison is not with the other two Culture Science Fiction novels, but with his non-science fiction novel The Wasp Factory....
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 The man with two shadows
Use of Weapons (Culture) by Iain M. Banks “There are two stories, but you know most of one of them. I’ll tell them at the same time; see if you can tell which is which.” The hyper-advanced civilization that calls itself "The Culture" views itself as thoroughly utopian: post-scarcity, anarchistic y...
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it
4.0
I'm now wishing I hadn't started the Culture books with Consider Phlebas. Weapons is a much stronger novel in terms of plot, themes, and characterization. Per the huge plot twist everyone talks about: I sort of figured it out so I wasn't terribly surprised and to be honest I didn't entirely buy it...
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