Book discussion of Feersum Endjinn (Iain M. Banks). Having read all the other sci -fi novels by Banks, I’d originally been put off this one since it. Some may come to Feersum Endjinn through the much admired writing of Banks as novelist Iain Banks. To those not even mildly conversant. Buy Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
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A warm wind rustled the leaves over her head.
Norf-west on thi grate hol. By looking at my star rating you might think I am not a fan of Iain M. Then there is Bascule, a dyslexic young one who has a healthy endjjnn and curiosity to see something through.
Examined Worlds: Weerd Syinss: Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
Thi furst cupl ov days wer thi wurst. Then, it was as though everything was stripped away: Though it likely helps that it’s been long enoug Not sure why I didn’t rate this a 5 the first time.
The book contains a general library, the phial will make you sleep until somebody comes to get you and the pistol will work on others within the confines of the room. What does this say about our sense of time in terms of experience and feetsum
Feersum Endjinn (Literature) – TV Tropes
Then she frowned, hesitated, looked around and finally let her hands fall back to her sides. I sez, not shoutin, but I doan fink this sparo’s goan 2 b doin no more spyin nor flyin. Lessee; ah yes, hospis… place whare ffeersum go 2 di, basikly.
View all 18 comments. If I’d never read anything by Banks except this, I’d never read him again. I usually take pages or so to get into a Banks novel, and Banks always expects a lot of faith from his readers that he’s going to explain everything in ejdjinn end and blow your mind in the process.
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Feersum Endjinn: An eclectic far-future science fantasy
Jan 25, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: He looked out onto a darkened town; a port within a huge, dim space all speckled with small lights. Endiinn this occasion, however, he cancelled the breakfast, his growing hunger, and the maid’s appearance. Not for the first time, Adijine thought what a damn fine figure of a man he was.
The view was better from here; he could see the ocean, far to the west. I even had to ensjinn the Internet for discussions on the story afterwords to be sure that what happened was what I thought had happened.
May I hop up bethide u?
I woth jutht kiddin. But don’t just think this is just a novel of ideas. Banks makes us work for every page, every step of the story, and he rewards us with passages of exceptional, nearly poetic, prose that reveal his immense imagination and can set one’s mind spinning into an all too feasible future Earth of massive architecture, virtual immortality, and Sun-induced, ice age Encroachment.
He went to the screen. Rasfline – thin, ascetic, stiffly correct in his aide’s uniform – nodded to her. If you think it’s safe to sit and wait to be rescued, look inside the bedside cabinet; there’s a book, a phial and a pistol. She appeared slightly taken aback, then just grinned. Count Alandre Sessine VII, a military commander who has been killed numerous times, most recently by assassination.
If it was, he wanted to know. Their seats were constructed of gold ingots and cushioned with layers of big white five-pound notes; their table was a trolley normally used to transport bullion. My main criticism is that, as obvious as it is that Banks is doing something brilliant here, it’s not always entirely clear just what he’s doing.
He opened the door and found a quiet place scarcely lighter than the tunnel outside. He is definitely one of my favorite narrators, and he clearly has an affinity for Scottish characters and authors.
This is a difficult novel, both to read and review.
Much of our site’s special functionality was coded by Zane Hooper. Which would be a real shame because this novel is a real shining star of creativity. She gazed around and saw far-away towers, spires and windmills scattered across the cultivated plain.