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Dead Air
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Dead Air (Paperback)

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Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture...Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre. At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 05/05/2003 ISBN-13: 9780349116648  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Iain Banks sprang to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel THE WASP FACTORY in 1984. Since then he has gained enormous public acclaim with further works of fiction, or science fiction as Iain M. Banks.

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Banks’ debut novel, The Wasp Factor, polarised opinion: many loved its dark tones and quasi-fantasy storyline; others just found it creepy. Unsurprisingly, opening Dead Air with the 9/11 attacks rather did the same. But then this novel hinges heavily on the socio-political events developing at theturn of the century, with the protagonist – controversial radio DJ and drug-fuelled hedonist Ken Nott – consistently ranting about all of them. The plot is well-structured, the dialogue is engaging, and the wit is present throughout. Plus there’s an affair with a gangster’s girlfriend thrown in for good measure.

Westfield White City Bookstore - 12/05/2011

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