Iain M Banks


Dead Air

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Dead Air book coverIain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture . . . Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre...


  • 'The most imaginative British novelist of his generation.' The Times
  • 'A Buchanesque adventure yarn set in 21st century London.' The Times
  • 'Banks has pulled off a great double - a deeply satirical and thought-provoking thriller that will make you laugh but will also have you shredding your fingernails.' Sunday Express
  • 'A thrilling read, it's a dazzlingly clever, edgy, suspenseful book.' Scotland on Sunday

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