(EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks


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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks Read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Iain Banks Iain Banks Ê 8 Read If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewIt's a Wonderful Life Espedair Street by Iain BanksIn the 90s I

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    Read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Iain Banks (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks “Everything seems to take about the right amount of time at the time but laterJeez where did it all go? You look back and sometimes you think Did I really do all that? And other times you think Is that all there is? Is that all I

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks I’ve always been impressed by Iain M Banks range Whether he’s writing about an hermaphroditic serial killer and hisher mechanical wasp oracle a man in a coma living a second life on a vast hyperreal bridge of the mind

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    Iain Banks Ê 8 Read Read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Iain Banks Read Espedair Street They're supposedly just friends But now they're lying naked on the beach together looking up at the stars with no one else in sight and he's try

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    Iain Banks Ê 8 Read (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks First of all this is NOT a book by Iain M Banks it's by Iain Banks in other words it's fiction not science fiction Second why he's so difficult to find in the US I'll never know Every book I've read is just good

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks After learning about the untimely passing of Iain Banks a few years ago I made it a task that I would finish reading his uite substantial body of work both his contemporary novels of which I had read several over the years starting with the infamous Wasp Factory back in the very early 1990's and his Science Fiction based ones written under

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks Iain Banks Ê 8 Read Read Espedair Street I bought this having wandered into a book shop aged 16 in the Summer of 1987 I was taken by its strange black and white lumpy cover We were an immediate match It was my Catcher in the Rye and Iain Banks was my hero I have subseuently re read it and it takes me back to being 16 and all those clumsy feelings about wondering

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks At first I was wondering what all the fuss was about why some friends thought this was Banks' masterpiece It seemed a fairly simple tale of a rock star looking back from the dizzy heights of his early thirties on his life so far with the way his band was formed and how he felt about it now But gradually I realised there

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    Read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Iain Banks (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks Another great book from Banks I've read a few Biographyauto biography type books about rock bands; including the Stones The Beatles Fleetwood Ma

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Espedair Street] author Iain Banks Read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Iain Banks No sorry I just didn't buy it I think setting up his narrator as a former big name in the world of late sixtiesearly seventies rock operating in the same arena as Zepp and Hendrix was a bad move We can read biographiesautobiographies of actual rock mega stars and their debauched shenanigans so a fictional narrative is never going

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Espedair Street Review ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Egret forever however long that turns out to be Daniel Weir has gone from rags to riches and back and managed to hold onto them both though not much else His friends all seem to be dead fed up with him or just disgusted and wh. After learning about the untimely passing of Iain Banks a few years ago I made it a task that I would finish reading his uite substantial body of work both his contemporary novels of which I had read several over the years starting with the infamous Wasp Factory back in the very early 1990 s and his Science Fiction based ones written under Iain M Banks In fact I had started on the Culture novels before I learned he was dying He was a great writer his contemporary mainstream books all usually contain some dry humour and wit along with uite bizarre plots protagonists and a usual twist Espedair Street is no exception but it is of a straightforward wellmaybe not uite so tale lacking the twists compared to say The Crow Road for exampleIt deals with a working class Glaswegian youth called Daniel Weir nicknamed Weird who has high ambitions of becoming a rock star which through incredible luck succeeds in doing throughout the 1970s with a progressive rock band called Frozen Gold The band he is in being the main songwriter and bass player soon become a stadium rock outfit making millions and the book traverses all the typical lifestyle and tragedy that those big mega groups of the mid 70s are infamous for sex drugs n rock n roll in a nutshell I was trying to place with my own knowledge of prog rock banks of the 1970 s which is not inconsiderable who possibly Frozen Gold could have been based on but found it hard Perhaps the whole tale is really a send up of the excesses of the big bands of the 70 s a wry look at what fame does to people and how manipulated by record companies they were and probably still are to an extent Perhaps Frozen Gold could have been as much Led Zeppelin as the Rolling Stones as Fleetwood Mac maybe Whatever if there is a message here in Espedair Street it is what fame and excessive amounts of money can do to you Daniel Weir however appears slightly balanced with it all compared to some of the band perhaps coming from a real deprived working class area of Glasgow keeps his mind in check his feet on the ground Iain Banks dry humour is here but there is some sadness throughout the book as well Also there is not that much of twist here that his novels are famed for as I mentioned above and the book ends happily and positively for the protagonist returning to his roots after experiencing over a decade as a famous Rock Star finding his old girlfriend A good tale but still not uite as good as The Bridge which of the ones I have read I consider his best but that is a different format anyway and deals with a much deeper theme than Espedair Street and a few others EDIT Espedair Streetis located in Paisley Glasgow and Daniel Weir according to Iain Banks was loosely based on Fish the ex Marillion singersolo artist And from reading the Wikipedia page Frozen Gold was again loosely based on Pink Floyd AND Fleetwood Mac so I got part of the influence correct

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Espedair Street Review ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF O can blame them And now Daniel Weir is all alone As he contemplates his life Daniel realises he only has two problems the past and the future He knows how bad the past has been But the future well the future is something else. At first I was wondering what all the fuss was about why some friends thought this was Banks masterpiece It seemed a fairly simple tale of a rock star looking back from the dizzy heights of his early thirties on his life so far with the way his band was formed and how he felt about it now But gradually I realised there was to it than that the book s structure complex and the layers within the plot intriguing As Danny s life was revealed so I became fascinated with the characters he knew and the life style he led then and now I appreciated the hints Banks left occasionally about tragedies and dramatic events yet to be told I was hooked I wanted to know about the band Frozen Gold and the lad himself Was he based on Mick Fleetwood physically and past habits Fish from Marillion as Banks once claimed or another rock star of the 197080sIt s difficult to say too much about what happened later as this would leave spoilers but suffice it to say that I was drawn into the world of WeirdDannyJim especially all the characters from McCann and Wee Tommy in the present to Christine and Inez in the past Each was believable and well drawn The settings too were clear from Ferguslie Park in Paisley to the tours and back to ClydesideI have some hesitations about the ending perhaps too neat too happy but overall an excellent book

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Espedair Street Review ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Daniel Weir used to be a famous not to say infamous rock star Maybe still is At thirty one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll r. Everything seems to take about the right amount of time at the time but laterJeez where did it all go You look back and sometimes you think Did I really do all that And other times you think Is that all there is Is that all I managed to get done We are never satisfied Don t even know the meaning of the word Daniel Wier has a story to tell A story of his search for satisfaction A writer of songs a bass player and a man who nearly loses his way as a member of the successful band Frozen Gold Despite or due to his tendencies towards self doubt and pessimism he knows how to make music He surprises himself once the words that previously existed only in his head go live particularly with Christine singing his words His music takes the band and fans to places of ecstasy and abandonment On his journey he is saddled with the hefty baggage of Catholic guilt an absent father in prison childhood trauma and what he describes as a less than pleasing countenance Is he confused He is Better confused than bored miserable and serious His confusion teaches him to think for himself which at times is in conflict with acting the rock star He feels he has a duty to his public He must act the part In these moments he can almost convince himself that nothing is really all that important so why not party These irresponsible moments are the most comic But just when you think you know this character he upends the chaos and reveals his other sides He is gentle humble longing for closeness and genuinely caring for and about others Rarely self absorbed or self righteous he strives for a balance amidst the decadence In his most self reflective moments he reminds us that life is a dance and if you aren t dancing but holding fast to rigid frameworks you might consider allowing the tide of music to sweep you away There is immense loss in his story These losses are so vast they nearly take him along Fortunate enough to see another sunrise he acts on his final decision of the story A decision so important it s as if he knew all along he would arrive exactly where he doesThis is an altogether gratifying story which offers insight into survival how to survive the random and unexpected events life throws at us Daniel finds his strength and satisfaction through surviving and this is what makes him a real star

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Espedair Street
  • Iain Banks
  • en
  • 26 April 2020
  • 9780316858557