Stonemouth (Paperback)
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Stonemouth (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 03/01/2013
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'Utterly absorbing... addictive, funny and brilliantly observed' Daily Mail

Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth, the estuary town north of Aberdeen that on a bleak day can seem to offer little more than sea-fog, gangsters, cheap drugs and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides. After a five-year exile, Stewart's presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life.

But Stonemouth is also home to the girl who still haunts his dreams....


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: 9780349000206
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Readable, gripping... One of his best - Evening Standard

There is more than a shade of Pip and Estella in Stewart and Ellie, and to create an emotionally satisfying while intellectually convincing ending is a rare achievement... Beguiling - Guardian

The mythology of Stewart's past, and of Stonemouth itself, is utterly absorbing. Addictive, funny, and brilliantly observed - Daily Mail

Banks at his waspish, intelligent, nuanced best. His fans will give thanks - Scotland on Sunday

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“Industrial grade gorillas.”

Beautifully paced writing - this book practically reads itself. Five years ago, after insulting the town's alpha family of industrial grade gorillas, Stewart had to get out of town fast. He believes he has been... More

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“Good but not vintage Banks”

I am an Iain Banks fan and so was really excited when given the chance to preview his latest book, and didn't even read the information about the book before requesting it.
It turned out to be the story of a 26... More

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“Tough and tender.....”

Iain Bank's hard hitting Scottish novels are of course bestsellers but I came to 'Stonemouth' having never read any of his previous gritty offerings.
However I was soon engaged with Stewart, returning... More

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