Iain Banks Dead Air

ISBN 13: 9780007153756

Dead Air

 
9780007153756: Dead Air

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 car park below. As they get carried away, dropping more, they're told a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center.

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Iain Banks sprang to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel THE WASP FACTORY in 1984. Since then he has gained enormous public acclaim with further works of fiction, or science fiction as Iain M. Banks.

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The expectations for each successive Iain Banks novel grow ever greater, and Dead Air is unquestionably a literary event. Ken Nott is making a living as a radio shock-jock in London; he lives in a loft in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down. After a wedding breakfast, people begin to throw fruit from a balcony on to a deserted car park ten storeys below; then the guests become carried away and start dropping larger things while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But suddenly mobile phones begin ringing and they're told to turn on the TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center. Banks' subject here is nothing less than the survival of the individual in the face of a chaotic world.

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