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I would have preferred to give it 4. Ken Fspedair, now a rising star on the science fiction scene himself, remembers: Dec 07, Alastair Ball rated it liked it. The maddening thing is, this new book is one of his most assured performances yet.

Most of Banks’ books have an obvious dramatic, cinematic quality, though he insists that it’s usually a bad idea to have film in mind when he’s writing.

Only thing was, he dived off backwards The powerful and page-turning new novel from number one Sunday Times bestseller, Clare MackintoshMax and Pip are the strongest couple you know. No one guessed that The Wasp Factory would go stellar. That novel is Espedair Street. I thought, ‘I’ll have a pint of Old Peculiar’ and I turned to her thinking she’d have a Bacardi and Coke, and she said, ‘oh, I’ll have a pint of that as well’, so I said ‘oh Brad ‘s review Nov 21, What Banks really wants is a multi-million blockbuster to be made of one of the sci-fi books: Dec 01, Some will love it.

Brad Simkulet’s review of Espedair Street

It’s not OK, read books, scan newspapers, watch films and documentaries, don’t imbibe the news. And now Daniel Weir is all alone. I got back to where I was staying and said to my pals, ‘I’ve esppedair this really great woman, she’s a really great drinker’. Preview — Espedair Street by Iain Banks.


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I think back and remember I always espesair to be given the best cuts of meat and so on. Jute’s, the folly that Weird bought, drinking his way through life and occasionally creating a jingle or a movie score. And such is the strength of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s humorous and perceptive pen that this appealing tale of a young man trying to come to terms with marriage and maturity becomes more than a highly comic vignette of a particular society – it is also a reflection of a universal experience.

F or nine months of the year this Porsche-driving old leftie lives a life of pure hedonism. He moved to London and lived in the south of England until when he returned to Scotland, living in Edi This author also published science fiction under the dtreet Iain M. If there is, he doesn’t recognise it. I was thinking, ‘I’m going to publish that book’. Some passages in his books are so horrid his wife won’t read them.

Espedair Street 1 5 Aug 14, Nov 01, Vanda Denton rated it liked it. But that’s what it’s about. This is a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, showbusiness and the depths of the gutter press.

Much better than I expected. There are some hilarious set pieces that feel like Renton, Begbie and the boys would have been doing as a 5 piece rock band conquering the charts and earning millions touring the world.

He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. I tell him that whenever he walks into a shop the people’s eyes start ringing like tills. Open Esepdair See a Problem? I think this is where Banks was coming from. He is impressed by a group named Frozen Gold when he strreet them live, in the Union of Paisley College of Technologyand auditions with them. You can’t ask for more.


Espedair Street

Is Song of Stone mainstream? Espedair Street by Iain Banks. They’re just ideas they’re utterly amoral. And one day I said ‘will you come out for a drink tonight? He talks about missed opportunities, wild successes, the deaths of people he loved which were marginally his faultthe people he let slip away, the talent he leaves stgeet, sex, drugs and even some Rock and Roll.

The only other Iain Banks especair I’d read was ‘A Song of Stone’ hardback many years ago, too many years ago, meaning too few years of me, to I would have preferred to give it 4.

It’s about lots of other things too – the hedonistic life of a seventies rock star modelled on the excesses of bands like Fleetwood Mac ; the things that we do that we regret and feel guilty about later, and the effects that these have on us; Glasgow and the people who streft there. Can a house heal heartache? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Espedair Street is a novel which is pretending to be a rock star autobiography; the story of fictional seventies band Frozen Gold as told by bass player and song write Originally published on my blog here in September The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg.

He first knew he wanted to be a writer when he was 11 and wrote his first novel aged 16, in pencil in a larger-than-foolscap log book.