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Solid plots, narrative I feel like reading aloud. Young male novelists routinely seek to give maximum offence. To distinguish between the mainstream and SF novels, Banks suggested the return of the ‘M’, although at one stage he considered John B.

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The sad occasion that made me pick up this particular book was reading about Iain Banks terminal illness and realising that I’d never got around to reading any of his books. This one was Vincent-Price-in-Theatre-of-Blood ha ha – you worm!

Observer ‘Compelling and sinister The authors choices to switching from one point of view to another, and from present to past and back again are masterful – drawing you in bit by bit to a climax you can sense but can’t predict.

The desire to uncover the next big story could put you in the cross heirs and make you the front page story of your local daily newspaper.


Irresponsible businessmen, a pornographer, an incompetent doctor, a judge whose leniency set a convicted rapist free to strike again — vengeance is wreaked upon them and others like them, one by one, in a series of vignettes intercut with Colley’s story.

Preview — Complicity by Iain Banks.

Jul 04, Marvin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book grabbed me and held me in its pages throughout the second half more tightly than any book has grabbed me in a long while.

The book is written in Gonzo style, which basically means the story is being narrated in first person. It seems someone is killing off the people on his list, one by one.



And Cameron knows the only way to get the cops off his back is to lead them to vomplicity vigilante himself – a good plan until it becomes clear that the culprit is uncomfortably close to home.

Here down amongst the conplicity men, midst-ways with the torn-souled and their wild, inhuman screams; here with the ferryman, the boatman, my eyes covered and my brains scrambled, here with this prince of death, this prophet of reprisal, this jealous, vengeful, unforgiving son of our bastard commonwealth of greed; help me help me help me…” Betrayed by the world, the government, humanity, authority figures, and even your friends and comlicity time and time again can lead any sobered mind down an ominous path of reflection.

Bankss this review helpful to you? I also loved how well balanced the book was, as a reader you really have no idea what’s going on, you know you have no idea what’s going on but there’s enough given to you that you don’t feel lost or frustrated. As the two stories begin to merge, Cameron finds himself inextricably and inexplicably implicated by the killer.

Start your free trial. Nov 18, Paul Bryant rated it it was ok Shelves: The characters were developed but not likable. Sep 17, Nigeyb rated it really ian it. The narrator is a master of accents, which is quite entertaining, surely, but in the end slightly irritating.

If this is apparently not his best novel, I look forward to reading some more Banks.

The best thing to say about it is that The author may have set his story in the Hatcherite England of the 90s but his commentary still rings true. He doesn’t actually seem to do much work, but runs around after an anonymous source called Archer, who is hinting at links between the deaths of Nuclear scientist This is just the sort of thing I expect from Banks – a weird little story focused on a small group of people, many of whom aren’t even that likeable, but you get sucked in and it’s hard to stop reading as you just need to find out what the hell is going on!


Comlicity or not, a person in a gorilla face mask and helium affected voice appearing to be a surreal grim reaper is piling up the currency.

Banks writes in a way I have never experienced: He died the following June. The best fix of all comes from a front-page splash, but a page lead on an odd-numbered page provides a pretty sublime high, and only getting a basement piece on an even page produces any sensation of let-down. I was able to work out who the murderer was fairly early on although perhaps not his motivation meaning that when his identity was revealed it failed to have any real impact.

But I couldn’t get into it. It was a revelation, an epiphany; a sudden realisation that it was possible for matter – something there in front of you, in your hand, in your lungs, in your pocket – to take your brain apart and reassemble it in ways you hadn’t thought of previously. It had interesting characters, good plot, gratuitous sex and violence.

A motion picture called Complicity or Retribution in some markets based on the novel was filmed in Then he shoots an image overladen by sex and drugs; the next is a discussion about Tory and Labour politics. The pace is fairly quick, but although you’re hooked in the story even though you don’t know why yet, it hasn’t gotten to the point where you can’t put it down. This is the first book in ages I’ve felt a real compulsion to read and finish, which is not to say it’s necessarily better than the last few books I’ve read, just that it’s the kind of book that’s utterly compelling.