Stonemouth is published tomorrow, and to whet your appetite, here’s a round-up of what the critics have been saying so far:
‘There is more than a shade of Pip and Estella in Stewart and Ellie, and to create an emotionally satisfying while intellectually convincing ending is a rare achievement’ Guardian
‘The storytelling is very, very smooth.. One of his best’ Evening Standard
‘Addictive, funny, and brilliantly observed’ Daily Mail
‘This is Banks at his waspish, intelligent, nuanced best. His fans will give thanks’ Scotland on Sunday
‘…it’s tender, and funny, and heart-stopping-ly exciting. I finished it on a high that gave way rapidly to bereavement – as if I were eight again and had just finished Five Go to Smuggler’s Top’ The Times
‘Jocular, gritty and smart-alecky, Stonemouth is very Iain Banks’ Sunday Independent, Ireland
Iain will be out and about signing books in the next few weeks, so check the appearances section for details.