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A SONG OF STONE

Banks, Iain

Edité par Abacus [1997]., [London], 1997
ISBN 10: 0316640166 / ISBN 13: 9780316640169
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Titre : A SONG OF STONE

Éditeur : Abacus [1997]., [London]

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by Banks. Mainstream novel set during Bosnia-style imaginary war "in a vaguely contemporary but fundamentally surreal interbellum Europe-like landscape." - John Clute and David Langford, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146441). N° de réf. du libraire 146441

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Synopsis : The war is ending, perhaps ended. But for the castle and its occupants, the troubles are just beginning - armed gangs roam a lawless land and taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep.

Critique: This brutal tale starts in a bleak, brutal European any-war. Abel and Morgan live in a forboding castle, alone and isolated, until the conflict intrudes on their numb lives in the form of a cruel mercenary lieutenant and her violent, ravaging men who take up residence. From there, the tale disintegrates into darkness and atrocity, punctuated by Abel's memories of earlier joy and pain. Iain Banks pushes the story steadily downward, dragging the morbidly fascinated reader into the depths of human despair. Gang rape, torture, and incest are seen through Abel's uncaring eyes--this book is not for the squeamish. And although Banks strives for a Passion play in the end, what's missing is even the tiniest kernel of real redemption. Fans of The Wasp Factory and Banks's other non-science fiction works will find familiar details here, but A Song of Stone stands alone as a fable of hopelessness. --Therese Littleton

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