Walking On Glass

Paperback | April 1, 1992

byIain M. Banks

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Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life.'

Graham Park is in love. But Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of almost perverse mystery. Steven Grout is paranoid - and with justice. He knows that They are out to get him. They are. Quiss, insecure in his fabulous if ramshackle castle, is forced to play interminable impossible games. The solution to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will release him. But he must find an answer before he knows the question.

Park, Grout, Quiss - no trio could be further apart. But their separate courses are set for collision.

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Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life.'Graham Park is in love. But Sara Fitch is an enigm...

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0349101787

ISBN - 13:9780349101781

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ? What the...? I don't really know how to make sense of this story- way too many questions left to be answered. Entertaining but I'm left wanting at the end.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Banks It is surprising (or is it just me?) how few people choose Walking On Glass as their favourite Banks novel. It intertwines three totally separate characters and plots within a brilliant puzzle that links together in the end. Walking on Glass follows the same fantastical paths as The Bridge, but adds the dark family relations of The Crow Road and Wasp Factory, along with the mind-bending wierdness of Banks's S/F novels. This is the best Banks!
Date published: 2001-03-11

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The author's powerful imagination is displayed here every bit as vividly as in his debut-FINANCIAL TIMES