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»But then for 29 years, starting with the appalling and possibly homicidal Frank in The Wasp Factory, Banks has made it his business to inspire sympathy for monsters. He wants us to view characters that might be described as human blots on the landscape in the same way that he wants us to look at quarries and bombsites: to consider that they are worth thinking about and might, potentially, even contain something beautiful.«

Jake Kerridge

The final novel The Quarry by Iain Banks, who died on Sunday, is a dark satire about old friends, lost dreams and approaching mortality, says Jake Kerridge. His review at The Telegraph.

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