Originally Posted by livens
I have to say this kind of gratuitous violence was the reason I put Surface Detail
down halfway through. I know Banks has a reputation for putting streaks of gore in his books but this book was just full of it and used it as a constant source of entertainment - not something I expected. I think he was trying to capture some of the claustrophobic suffering of Hyperion
. Not for me.
After that its onto my first book by Philip Jose Farmer, The Unreasoning Mask.
a book - good, old fashioned, blowing-your-mind type of SF