Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.


No title (2002)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,397165,428 (3.22)50

Work details

Dead Air by Iain Banks (2002)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 50 mentions

English (15)  Spanish (1)  All (16)
Showing 1-5 of 15 (next | show all)
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 |
Showing 1-5 of 15 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Roger

With thanks to Mic and Brad
First words
'You're breaking up.'
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Publisher series
Original language
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

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)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
44 avail.
58 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.22)
0.5 1
1 11
1.5 1
2 41
2.5 17
3 122
3.5 23
4 86
4.5 6
5 21

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,411,703 books! | Top bar: Always visible