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Consider Phlebas

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"Dazzlingly original." -- Daily Mail
"Gripping, touching and funny." -- TLS

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Fai...

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  • Author: Iain M. Banks
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-05-24 07:53:16

    A very boring read that I put down after 170 pages. The Character personalities are one-dimensional, their motivations are non-existent. The author abandons the plot shortly after introducing it for unexplainable reasons, taking the reader and main character to places in his universe which are completely irrelevant to the plot. The whole time I was thinking "why is this happening? None of this makes sense." I had the same feeling watching Prometheus. I don't understand why this book continually gets praise because it fails completely by having boring characters and a terrible story.

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    By: Anonymous
    2014-09-05 09:44:38

    Disregard the other review, this book is bloody amazing! Arguably my favourite Banks book, competing with Use of Weapons, it's a massive sorry about individuals, set against the background of an interstellar conflict.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-08-18 02:23:57

    Great Characters. 9G delta G ride, Raids, piracy and a curious form of poker... sorry the book ended EE

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-04 10:39:17

    I love Banks and this is one of his best. Great characters, great read.

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