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Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Mark Speed - Goodreads

I rate this higher than the author did. It was his first novel with a female lead, and thankfully he kept it third-person. It begins fairly plausibly, and it's an interesting situation for an unusual ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Althea Ann - Goodreads

Due to her fear of flying, famous Japanese cellist Hisako Onoda opted to travel to Europe by ship for her European debut tour. However, at a stop in Panama, the ship is held up and caught in the ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Richard Beasley - Goodreads

It's short, and OK. But I don't really like it. It doesn't really have Banks' voice (no rants, no Scottish tone). It seemed an excuse for describing extreme violence (good practice for later sci-fi ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

The least favourite of the Banks novels that I've read. To much Die Hard for my likeing Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Harry A - Goodreads

The point of the novel is, I suppose, something like the point of LeCarre's _The spy who came in from the cold_, but _Canal dreams_ is far less bleak, and far less spare. The key characters are nicely ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Wendle - Goodreads

Having really enjoyed other books by Banks, and loving the sound of that summary, i was very surprised by how much i didn't like this book. It was slow. The story flits between Hisako's life ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

don't mess with a cellist Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

When I set out to read all of Banks' books again, following the announcement of his illness, this was probably the one that I was dreading reading the most (closely followed by Feersum Enjin). My ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Clive Thompson - Goodreads

There is something welling up inside Hisako Onoda, the world famous female cellist, something that cannot be satiated by playing the cello. Whether this something is love or hate, or maybe a ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Mars - Goodreads

This is Banks trying to be Murakami. He doesn't really pull it off, but it kinda worked. It's a little weird, a bit confusing at times, and really rather depressing. Not the sort of thing I usually ... Read full review


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