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A man wakes up after an accident, a victim of amnesia, and finds himself in a surrealistic world of blurred dreams and reality, attended by a physician who does not seem to want to cure him
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Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY in 1984. He has been a hugely popular writer of fiction ever since, and, as Iain M Banks, of science fiction.From Publishers Weekly:
Orr, the otherwise unnamed protagonist of this Pynchonesque novel, is a successful Scottish engineer who's a bit fed up with life: his work doesn't really interest him anymore; years of doping and boozing have dulled him; his girlfriend has other lovers (he does too, but he would rather she was monogamous). Then one evening he crashes his classic Jaguar into a parked MG. The aftermath is coma and months of amnesiac trance, a condition that Orr apparently comes to prefer. The reader, however, only understands all this towards the end of the novel. Virtually the whole of the narrative consists of Orr's trauma-induced hallucinations. The bridge of the title is a fantastically ramifying construct in Orr's brain resembling an outer-space city in a science fiction movie. Banks's ( The Player of Games ) novel is satire, and its target turns out to be the British Isles' equivalent of American "yuppies." Deploying a wide range of stylistic devices, the narrative condemns fiercely an overly mechanistic society and its self-referential ethos.
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312028814
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0312028814
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312028814