Group Reda, February 2022: The Crow Road

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Group Reda, February 2022: The Crow Road

1puckers
Feb 7, 2022, 1:02 pm

Our February group read is The Crow Road by Iain Banks. Please join in the read and post any comments on this thread.

2DeltaQueen50
Feb 7, 2022, 1:26 pm

I have this one on hand but will most probably not get to it until much later in the month.

3ELiz_M
Feb 7, 2022, 4:03 pm

I barely remember this one, but it does have one of the best first lines of any novel I've read.

4annamorphic
Feb 11, 2022, 11:43 am

>3 ELiz_M: The first line really is amazing!
I didn't have high hopes for this book based on the last one I read by him, but so far (a scant 30 pages in) it's very enjoyable.

5annamorphic
Edited: Feb 18, 2022, 11:37 am

Over 1/3 of the way through now, still enjoying it, but wondering: does this book have a plot?

Update 2 days later: 2/3 through and now this book definitely has a plot! But it also has lots of subplots and weird digressions and anecdotes. Is anybody else reading?

6DeltaQueen50
Feb 27, 2022, 10:54 pm

I finally started the book today, just slipping it into February. I have read about 60 pages and I am enjoying it. This is the third Iain Banks book that I have read and although they were very different from one another, I really liked both The Wasp Factory and Stonemouth so I am expecting to really like The Crow Road as well.

7Henrik_Madsen
Feb 28, 2022, 2:15 am

I have also started reading this morning. I took a while to get the book from the library...

8DeltaQueen50
Mar 1, 2022, 10:17 pm

Once I got into the book and adjusted to the way the story jumped into different times, I was hooked. Spent pretty much all day Sunday with my nose buried in the book and then finished it today. I really enjoyed this story, the combination of family drama and mystery really worked for me.

9Henrik_Madsen
Mar 14, 2022, 4:37 pm

I finished last week but didn't have time to comment until now. It was a pleasant surprise! I liked Prentice who never believed his selfpity, I enjoyed how Banks seemlessly turned his coming-of-age story into a thriller and back again - even though I'm still not sure if it made it a bette book or not - and most of all I felt Ashley Watt is one of the most wonderful women I have ever met in any book.