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The Quarry

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405513142

Price: £9.99

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‘A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny… a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel’


A dying man and his only son.
Six old friends.
A missing videotape.
And a reunion in a crumbling house on the edge of The Quarry.

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


Shot through with Banks' trademark humour, political engagement and hope
Louise Welsh, The Times
Banks's relaxed fluency - the direct, funny, unpretentious intelligence of his writing... along with his teeming imagination, made him perhaps Britain's best-loved major contemporary novelist
Vintage Banks, full of heart, black comedy and vitriol
Infallibly entertaining
A quietly incendiary piece of writing, at times heartbreaking, at other times really wonderfully funny... a profoundly humane, funny and smart novel
Banks' handling of big, complex themes is skilful and satisfying, and he concludes on a quietly moving note of compassion
The List
This is a novel that's perched at the dangerous edge of things, looking down. It's an urgent novel and an important one
A compelling, raw book
William Leith, Evening Standard
In Banks we had a novelist of supreme subtlety and one who, in fiction as in life, and for all the concentrated horror of his debut novel, all the epic estrangements of his 'skiffy' (sci-fi), and all the grimness of his final months, had an irrepressible sense of fun that is evident on every page of The Quarry
Wonderfully exuberant... written with the life-enhancing verve characteristic of Banks' best work