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Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553292244 (0553292242)
Publisher: Bantam Books (NY)
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#3)
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3.5 Use of Weapons / Iain M. Banks
Cheradenine is an ex-special circumstance agent who had been raised to eminence by a woman named Diziet. Skaffen-Amtiskaw, the drone, had saved her life and it believes Cheradenine to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence can see the horrors in his past. Somehow, I had come to...
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...
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5.0 Use of Weapons
Rereading an old favourite is always a chancy business; in my head, this and [book:Against a Dark Background|422452] were both incredibly dark - but on rereading AADM, I found it lighter weight and less satisfying than I recalled. No such problems here - Use of Weapons remains probably my favourite ...
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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....
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