The Quarry (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 27/03/2014
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'A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny... a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel'Independent

A dying man and his only son.
Six old friends.
A missing videotape.
And a reunion in a crumbling house on the edge of The Quarry.


Praise for Iain Banks:

'The most imaginative novelist of his generation' The Times

'His verve and talent will always be recognised, and his work will always find and enthral new readers' Ken MacLeod, Guardian

'His work was mordant, surreal, and fiercely intelligent' Neil Gaiman

'An exceptional wordsmith'Scotsman

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349138596
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Shot through with Banks' trademark humour, political engagement and hope - Louise Welsh, The Times

A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny... a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel - Independent

Wonderfully exuberant... written with the life-enhancing verve characteristic of Banks' best work - Scotsman

Infallibly entertaining - Telegraph

In Banks we had a novelist of supreme subtlety and one who, in fiction as in life, and for all the concentrated horror of his debut novel, all the epic estrangements of his 'skiffy' (sci-fi), and all the grimness of his final months, had an irrepressible sense of fun that is evident on every page of The Quarry - Independent

This is a novel that's perched at the dangerous edge of things, looking down. It's an urgent novel and an important one - Observer

Vintage Banks, full of heart, black comedy and vitriol - Mirror

A compelling, raw book - William Leith, Evening Standard

Banks' handling of big, complex themes is skilful and satisfying, and he concludes on a quietly moving note of compassion - The List

Banks's relaxed fluency - the direct, funny, unpretentious intelligence of his writing... along with his teeming imagination, made him perhaps Britain's best-loved major contemporary novelist - Guardian

A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny ... a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel. - Independent

A novel shot through with Banks's trademark humour, political engagement and hope. - Louise Welsh, The Times

Wonderfully exuberant ... written with the life-enhancing verve characteristic of Banks's best work. - Scotsman

Vintage Banks, full of heart, black comedy and vitriol. - Mirror

Banks' handling of big, complex themes is skilful and satisfying, and he concludes on a quietly moving note of compassion. - The List

Banks's relaxed fluency - the direct, funny, unpretentious intelligence of his writing, which, along with his teeming imagination, made him perhaps Britain's best-loved major contemporary novelist. - Guardian

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“Great enjoyment, tinged with sadness”

I've been a fan of Iain (M) Banks for many years, having been introduced to his science fiction output by a close friend. Since then I've read most of his science and general fiction and got the opportunity... More

Hardback edition
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“First and Last Banks - sadly”

This was not a cohesive plot. The swearing was well beyond what was necessary. In fact, I ordered this book i error - I thought it was by Ian Rankin !

Paperback edition
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“Glorious!”

This is an outstanding finale to Iain's writing - it's a real high.

There are obvious echoes from books past - the most obvious being The Wasp Factory where you have a child growing up with her father and a... More

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