Complicity (Paperback)
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Published: 07/02/2013
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'Ingenious, daring and brilliant' Guardian

COMPLICITY N. 1. THE FACT OF BEING AN ACCOMPLICE, ESP. IN A CRIMINAL ACT

A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper.

Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...


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: 9780349139135
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Ingenious, daring and brilliant - Guardian

Fast moving ... tightly plotted - Sunday Times

A stylishly executed and well produced study in fear, loathing and victimisation which moves towards doom in measured steps - Observer

Compelling and sinister . . . a very good thriller - Glasgow Herald

A remarkable novel . . . superbly crafted, funny and intelligent - Financial Times

From the brilliant opening . . . that lands the reader smack in the middle of the first of a series of cold-blooded murders to the final confrontation on a weather-beaten wild island . . . Complicity is irresistibly compelling - New York Times Book Review

Literate, passionate and well-paced, Complicity succeeds as both an absorbing entertainment and a chilling examination of accountability in a morally bankrupt world - San Francisco Chronicle

An ingeniously constructed tale, done with customary ease, wit and panache. Banks may be a classic story-spinner, purveyor of the proverbial Good Read: but in among all the contrasts, the genre-hopping and the fun, there's a small, serious common purpose to his work - Scotsman

Brutal in the nightmarishness of its gruesome murders and sexual explicitness but never less than a no-holds-barred blitz of a thriller - Daily Mail

An excellent nervy book, both cool and terrifying at its dark centre where the perfect logic of the protagonist is devoid of pity. Banks's muscular style and gruesome imagination make this a fast-moving thriller not to be missed - Daily Telegraph

A cocktail of sex, skulduggery and hi-tech mystery, set most convincingly in a Caledonian newsroom. I shall now read everything Banks has written - Jeremy Isaacs, Financial Times

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“Still thinking.....”

Read this on recommendation....
Hooked in nicely at the beginning, had to focus in the middle, left thinking at the end.
Great thriller, brilliantly written

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“A must for book lovers everywhere”

This book has everything, it may take time to get iinto the charachters but stick with it because once you do, it's impossible to put down. A great storyline,some dark but funny passages, add the sex and... More

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