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Feersum Endjinn, Iain M. Banks (Orbit)

Feersome Endjinn is a wholly enjoyable book, but may not be for everyone. It is a wonderfully imagined and brilliantly written book is occasionally difficult to read. This is not only due to the complex multi-perspective post-post-modern form that the book takes, but also because part of the book is written in a quasi-phonetic form that approximates a working class British accent (e.g. the title of the book might have been spelled Fearsome Engine). As one reads on, however, what began as a headache becomes one of the best elements of the book. I highly recommend Feersum Endjinn to anyone who is looking for a intellectual teaser wrapped inside a good solid adventure. Continue reading

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