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Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Annie Watson - Goodreads

Mr Banks and I have an up and down relationship. Although he is one of my favourite authors, some books I just don't get on with purely because I am not interested in the subject matter. Canal Dreams sadly falls into this category although the writing is, as usual, second to none. Read full review

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User Review  - Bungo - Goodreads

Hisako Onoda: Cello Ninja. In the first half of the book, celebrated cellist Hisako whiles away her days diving, dining and fooling about with her toyboy while her ship is stuck in the Panama Canal ... Read full review

Review: Canal Dreams

User Review  - Sally Melia - Goodreads

I have read all of Iain Banks Books, and unusually perhaps this one I have always enjoyed. Canal Dreams tells the story of Hisako Onoda a Japanese Cello super star prodigy who when invited to play the ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Gordon Gravley - Goodreads

A female orchestral musician takes on a ship-load of terrorists. Enough said. Read full review

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User Review  - Brad Koegler - Goodreads

At least he also wasn't especially proud of this one. Read full review

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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

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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

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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

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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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