I don’t think I’ve read a Banks book before so I’m not sure where all the context around the characters is, but I’m guessing he uses “The Culture” and other aspects of this universe a lot because the thinking on it is quite rich for one book.
I really enjoyed the fact that this is a multi-plot book with strong character development. It un-winds well and kept me engaged. The end was a bit of a shocker…I won’t spoil it for you.
If you like space opera’s you’ll probably like this. I did.
(Oh, and the Kindle 2 rocks. I’m very happy with it. And my son is excited for me to hand my original down to him <g>).