Against A Dark Background (Iain M. Banks)

AADBReading Iain M. Banks is a must for Sci-Fi Readers. I have never been disappointed in a Banks Sci-Fi novel. It took a little longer than usual for me to get into “Against a Dark Background”. The book is over 600 pages long but by the time I got to page 500 I was wishing there were another 600 pages, I just didn’t want it to end.  Some of the story is predictable but there are plot twists that will have your jaw dropping. The ending was about as perfect as an ending could have been.

Would have gotten 5 stars, but after such a strong start with the prologue it seemed to drag in a few places in the beginning. It was like a locomotive after that it just kept picking up steam. Was hard to put down with 200 pages to go and impossible to put down the last 100 pages or so.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Seems like a book to look for. Really interesting site. Might even have a go at the one of the creative writing exercises:). Oh and thanks for the comment and the “click”:)



    • In the last year I’ve read 6 of Banks book 5 sci-fi and 1 of his fiction (Wasp Factory), all of them were excellent. Most of the stories are on the darker side though, but I like that.

      Pleas do join in on the writing exercises. The more stories involved the better (there are so many ways the works can be used)

      The click was my pleasure, I try to click them all 😀



  2. Posted by collegereporters2 on September 25, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Hey monk wasn’t sure where to leave this but you should check out the story I just did on school systems and their water. Schools can not be fined for bad drinking water right now. It’s messed up.

    p.s. I’ll help the clean water cause 😉



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