By Iain M. Banks
Eighteen-year-old equipment is bizarre: titanic, unusual, bizarre, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one finish, to "nutter" on the different. no less than equipment is aware who his father is; he and man dwell jointly in a decaying kingdom condominium at the risky verge of collapse of an unlimited quarry. His mother's id is one other topic. Now, although, his father's death, and previous buddies are accumulating for one final time.
"Uncle" Paul's a media legal professional now; Rob and Ali are upwardly cellular company bunnies; beautiful, hopeful Pris is a unmarried mom; Haze remains to be dwelling as much as his drug-inspired identify two decades on; and fierce, protecting Hol is a talented if acerbic critic. As younger movie scholars they lived at Willoughtree condo with man, and they've all come again simply because they need anything. equipment, too, has his personal ulterior explanations. sooner than his father dies he desires to be aware of who his mom is, and what's at the mysterious tape they're all searching for. yet so much of all he desires to cease time and continue his father alive.
Fast-paced, gripping and savagely humorous, The Quarry is a virtuoso functionality whose hovering riffs at the inexhaustible surprise of human conception and rage opposed to the loss of life of the sunshine will stand between Iain Banks' maximum paintings.
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The Quarry by Iain M. Banks