Originally Posted by clovis-man
Quite by accident, Excession
was my first Banks novel. It got me hooked and I've read everything else now. As far as hard reading is concerned, I've learned that, if my head is spinning after the first few pages: Just keep reading. It all will start to fall together. Reading some of Banks' work is almost an act of faith.
Yes, I have a lot of faith in Banks (capital B, definitely)
. I finally cracked open Excession
- rather religiously. 100 pages on, I'm totally under Banks' spell. The book deserves careful reading for its density and richness. Brilliant writing. Love the drones and the ships!