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Walking on Glass - Iain Banks
Walking on Glass
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A reissue of Iain Banks' second novel—three separate stories which unfold to come intricately and masterfully together Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small... show more
A reissue of Iain Banks' second novel—three separate stories which unfold to come intricately and masterfully together Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life. Graham Park is in love, but Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of almost perverse mystery. Steven Grout is paranoid, and with justice. He knows that They are out to get him, and They are. Quiss, insecure in his fabulous if ramshackle castle, is forced to play interminable impossible games. The solution to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will release him, but he must find an answer before he knows the question. Park, Grout, Quiss—no trio could be further apart, but their separate courses are set for collision.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349101781 (0349101787)
ASIN: 0349101787
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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altheaann
altheaann rated it
This was Iain Banks' 2nd published novel (1985), after 'The Wasp Factory.'It's really 3 separate stories, which are only-sort-of interconnected. That is, there are some references, recurring motifs, etc, but I didn't think they reflected on one another as much as they could have. Even Banks has, sai...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
3.0
Only for Banks completists. He was evidently dissatisfied with this book, and rewrote it as The Bridge. The second version is far superior, in fact arguably his best novel. The first is not more than so-so.I did however like the hero's encounter with the irritating little imp. He wants to know how t...
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