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A good read

As a result of the many recommendations in this thread for Iain M. Banks, specifically The Player of Games, I ordered it from the library.

I devoured it in several days, and would have taken less time about it if not for the deadline on the book I'm writing.

Some of the folks who recommended the book are game-players. I'm not and in fact I dislike most games. So that The Player of Games can appeal to both me and them seems like a pretty impressive achievement.

I see from re-reading the thread that he's written other books in this universe. I'm looking forward to reading them.

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sevoo
Dec. 7th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I like a lot of Ian Banks, but Player of Games is one of my least-favorites in that universe. I'm interested to hear what you think of the others.
epi_lj
Dec. 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed, "The Wasp Factory," a lot, but have not even managed to get past Chapter 1 of anything else of his that I've read. I'll have to check that one out and see what I think of it.
neongraal
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
From memory "The Wasp Factory" is one of his "Iain Banks" books, which are literary as opposed to his "Iani M Banks" books which are sci-fi and generally set in or around "The Culture"
epi_lj
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
That's correct. I've never read any of his sci-fi books.
firecat
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
I think you'll like it.
pir_anha
Dec. 7th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
The Player of Games
yeah, i was wondering about that after i recommended it. it's hard for me to tell because i do enjoy some kinds of game playing, though not in the way that i'd add it to my self-definition.

glad you liked it!
firecat
Dec. 8th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: The Player of Games
Russ's and my tastes track again!
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