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A Good Place To Start

The Crow Road 2
Complicity 2

A Bad Place To Start

The Wasp Factory 1
Walking on Glass 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Iain Banks

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nmele February 18th, 2006 08:24 PM PST

Banks is one of my favorite authors. He writes several different sorts of novels. He is known for literary fiction as Iain Banks, and for science fiction novels as Iain M. Banks. Of the former, I recommend "Complicity" and of the science fiction, I recommend "Excession".


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