Iain Banks & BanksRead

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I am officially very poorly.

Following the very sad news of Iain’s cancer (you can read the full statement hereI thought it would be a nice idea to get together to read and discuss the many novels and stories he has produced. As it turns out Annabel Gaskell already had her own Banks Fest planned and so we decided to merge the two. Annabel plans to read, review, and discusswasp factory Iain’s mainstream work on her blog and I’m aiming to move between the both the more literary and science fiction streams: Iain and Iain. M. I’ll be starting with The Wasp Factory, Iain’s first novel and for many still his best.

I’ll set up a permanent page here and think Annabel will be doing the same, but we also have a BanksRead discussion forum where you can discuss any and all aspects of Iain Banks’ work, be it his influence on your reading and writing, your favourite novels, how the two streams of his work relate.

Please try and share the forum as widely as possible. The more people who get involved the better it will be.

BanksRead Discussion Forum

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3 thoughts on “Iain Banks & BanksRead

  1. Alan – thank you for the link. I will get my own post linking to the forum up soon, and will be starting my own BanksRead as soon as I’ve finished reading one of the 50th Anniversary Dr Who novels!

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