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 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.