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The Bridgeby Iain Banks
Synopses & Reviews
In The Bridge, master storyteller and weaver of worlds Iain M. Banks creates a mysterious structure that leads from nowhere to nowhere. Everyone lives on the Bridge, including a man named Orr, devoid of personality or memory, and haunted by dreams of war.
Banks' engaging blend of the cutting-edge hypothetical and blistering reality collide in The Bridge. The Bridge is like none other: A multi-layered society of incredible cities, terrible war zones, humor, horror and lust. Now that John Orr victim of a terrible car accident has reached it, the question remains of what lies on the other side.
"Banks is a phenomenon. Wildly successful, fearlessly creative...[with) gnarly energy and elegance!" William Gibson, author of Neuromancer
"Banks's...novel is satire, and its target turns out to be the British Isles' equivalent of American 'yuppies.' Deploying a wide range of stylistic devices, the narrative condemns fiercely an overly mechanistic society and its self-referential ethos." Publishers Weekly
"...Banks turns inward to explore the complex, surreal microcosm of the human mind in a kaleidoscopic novel for sophisticated, literary readers of speculative fiction." Library Journal
About the Author
Iain M. Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. His first novel, The Wasp Factory , was published in 1984. His novels include Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, The Bridge, Use of Weapons, and Against a Dark Background.
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