Iain Banks recommendations gone wrong

A few weeks back I recommended Iain Banks’ The Business to Vic only to find out that he wasn’t too keen on it. It had been a while since I had read the book and I suppose that the only thing which stuck in my mind was that the story was a neat concept which I thought Vic would enjoy. I had forgotten about the unsatisfying dénouement and the rather slim plotline. Nor could I compare The Business with Banks’ other straight fiction books as I have kept primarily to his science fiction, which he writes under the name Iain M. Banks. I can understand Frank’s response to Vic’s post and his need to come to the rescue. Unfortunately, the only Iain Banks book which Frank doesn’t recommend, namely A Song of Stone, is in my reading queue. It’s a good thing I only paid $7 for it.

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