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The Bridge

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349139210

Price: £9.99

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‘A stunning book. Banks’ powerful imagination is joined to a rare ability to be truly funny while exploring a nightmare world’ Sunday Times



A man lies in a coma after a near-fatal accident. His body broken, his memory vanished, he finds himself in the surreal world of the bridge – a world free of the usual constraints of time and space, a world where dream and fantasy, past and future, fuse.

Who is this man? Where is he? Is he more dead than alive? Or has he never been so alive before?


Praise for Iain Banks:

‘The most imaginative novelist of his generation’ The Times

‘His verve and talent will always be recognised, and his work will always find and enthral new readers’ Ken MacLeod, Guardian

‘His work was mordant, surreal, and fiercely intelligent’ Neil Gaiman

‘An exceptional wordsmith’ Scotsman

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The Bridge is serious, but playful; it is full of throwaway jokes, minor tangles for the reader/writer to sort out, political/cultural references to the kind of reality that rarely gets into British literature, and nuggets of surprising truth juxtaposed with outrageous lies... convincing in a way too little fantasy or mainstream literature is
City Limits
Great artistry, great virtuosity... great exuberance
New Statesman