Feb 27, 11
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Read from February 16 to 27, 2011
I couldn't put it down this weekend, and really wanted to finish it, yet was sad when I did.
Tonight I'm giving it 4 stars, but I might change my mind later and give it 5. I loved the language, the '80s references (being a child of the '80s, myself), the Scottish landscape, the imagery, the story, and the characters. I dug the flashbacks and how they were intertwined with the present. So neatly tied together... two thumbs up.
The relationship between Kenneth and Prentice broke my heart. Seeing, in the flashbacks, Kenneth as such a loving, creative, fun dad when the kids were little, and then Prentice's youthful, stubborn, silly attitude toward him later... ah, just too sad.
This is my first Ian Banks adventure, and I'm eagerly looking forward to more! Thanks, Robert!!