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The Quarry by Iain Banks

by Marrick on July 27, 2013

The Quarry is Iain Banks’ final novel and is the story of Kit, an autistic teenager and his father Guy, who is dying of cancer. There are echoes of Frank Cauldhame (The Wasp Factory) in Kit, who provides the narrative voice for what reads like a rather rushed final chapter in the Banks canon and […]

“Get Percy for me, tell him it’s time”

by Marrick on January 10, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: The Golden Cube by Matt Taylor Imagine a world where space travel, cellular regeneration, perfect engines, space travel, aliens, reincarnation and a host of other marvels are common place, but no-one but an elite few know about them. Amongst these elite few are God, Satan and group militaristic human Illuminati who are constantly […]

Book review: The Summer Isles by Ian R MacLeod

by Marrick on September 10, 2012

I read this over the last week and heartily recommend it to everyone, whether they are fans of "alternative" fiction or not. MacLeod writes well enough for this wonderful novel to be categorised as "literary fiction", and for me it was one of those non-stop reads: I just couldn##Q##t put down. Unfortunately, the asking price […]