I actually like it quite a bit. I have never read Banks before and he does a pretty good job of building his universe, even though I at times found it hard to follow. His characters are hit and miss. The "bad guys" are a little bit of a caricature and most of the characters seemed a little poorly drawn. But overall, it's a entertaining and a worthy Hugo nominee.
From: Holger Hellmuth <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Mon, 2 May 2005 14:06:14 +0200
Subject: Re: Hugo-List
So far a lot of helpful hints where to get the Ian Banks novel, but no opinion. How did
you like the book, conquerors of the amazon ?