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Dead Air by Iain Banks (2002)

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I prefer Ian Banks Sci-fi to his contemporary fiction.

The 911 tragedy sets the time period when this happened, but it doesn't really affect the characters' lives.

I really didn't care for the narrator. He is too full of himself. He has built a career out of being outrageous. He has a girl friend he cheats on by having an affair with a mobster's wife yet still goes to a bar and picks up a woman. I had no sympathy for him when his girl friend broke up with him.

I didn't deserve the happy ending he gets. But I like the thoughts on the Scottish verdict of not proven. ( )
  nx74defiant | Dec 23, 2016 |
After struggling through the first 106 pages, I am not willing to go further. I get the overall point of the book, I guess -- just not interested in slogging through. Too many great books out there to spend more time here. ( )
  viviennestrauss | Aug 2, 2016 |
Fun, with another engaging (non-sf) Banks anti-hero exuberantly muddling his way through a series of misadventures. ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
Meh. ( )
  erinster | Mar 29, 2013 |
One of his better ones ( )
  EricPMagnuson | Nov 12, 2009 |
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In a loft apartment in the East End of London they're dropping fruit from a balcony at a wedding breakfast. Soon things get out of hand and they're dropping TV sets out. Then the phone rings and they're told to turn on the TV. It's September 11th 2001.… (more)

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