Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons
by: (author)
3.88 345
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857231359 (185723135X)
ASIN: 185723135X
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#3)
Community Reviews
Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it
4.0 Weapons, war and masculine pursuits
I love Iain Banks as an author and as a human being (may he rest in peace) and it is only my usual dislike for science fiction (with a few feminist exceptions) that discouraged me from picking up this book earlier. I should not be surprised that it's a book about weapons, war and masculine pursuit...
Tannat rated it
2.0 Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks (buddy re-read)
Series: Culture #3 I'm still not a fan of this book, although the twist at the end made me less mad this time around. It actually starts off in a fairly promising fashion, as a kind of sci-fi romp that follows this guy skilled at war and who basically hires himself out as a mercenary. Sort of. B...
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 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....
Other editions (16)
Books by Iain M. Banks
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?