Walking on Glass

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Houghton Mifflin, 1986 - Fiction - 239 pages
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The lives of Graham Park, an innocent young man, Steven Grout, a cynic in the grip of a justifiable paranoia, and Quiss, an irritable old recluse, collide in this fantasy novel

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

This was Iain Banks' 2nd published novel (1985), after 'The Wasp Factory.' It's really 3 separate stories, which are only-sort-of interconnected. That is, there are some references, recurring motifs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Estramir - LibraryThing

This is Iain Banks' second novel, and for me anyway, far more interesting than the much mentioned first novel 'The Wasp Factory', though not quite up there with 'The Bridge'. It is interesting to note ... Read full review


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Iain Banks was born in Fife in 1954 and was educated at Stirling University where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. Banks came to widespread and controversial public note with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks). Banks' mainstream fiction included The Wasp Factory (1984), Walking on Glass (1985), The Bridge (1986), Espedair Street (1987), Canal Dreams (1989), The Crow Road (1992), Complicity (1993), Whit (1995), A Song of Stone (1997), The Business (1999), Dead Air (2002) and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007). His final book, The Quarry, was released posthumously on June 20, 2013. Banks died on June 9, 2013 of terminal gall bladder cancer.

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