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Bloomer, Harrison, McCalmont and Raven on ‘Matter’

Four of the UK’s top genre bloggers / reviewers / commentators – James Bloomer, Niall Harrison, Jonathan MacCalmont and Paul Raven – have been holding a round-robin discussion of the latest Iain Banks Culture novel, Matter.

The team-review starts with a general over view of Iain Banks’ place in the respective reviewer’s hearts and libraries in Part One, before moving on to the meat of the Matter at hand as they discuss the novel itself in Part Two and then concluding with an analysis of the novel’s major thematic elements and central message in Part Three.

Part One – does it Matter to you?
Part Two – mind over Matter
Part Three – the heart of the Matter

Comments are enabled on all three posts (they’ve been posted across three of the contributors’ blogs to maximise the link-love for all, which is a nice touch) so do feel free to join in and let the contributors know what you think of their conclusions.