As sad as I was reading Iain Banks last work I also found I immensely enjoyed this amazing book.
The main character is an intriguing genius with no social skills and view of the world is quite funny at times. The cancer theme wasn’t as weird as I thought it might be considering the circumstances
The book, to me felt like an oddly perfect mix of Sheldon Cooper thrown in to Peter’s Friends (Stephen Fry film ). Some nostalgia mixed with film references and dips into the online gaming world all written fabulously well by on of the most imaginative authors of the last number of years.
I would have to give the book 5 out of 5 . Not because we have lost Iain Banks but because it is genuinely one of his better books with echos of The Wasp Factory which launched him on the literary Stage. Iain Banks has most definitely gone out in amazing and imaginative style.