Iain Banks Dead Air

ISBN 13: 9780349139241

Dead Air

3.5 avg rating
( 5,092 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780349139241: Dead Air
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A loft apartment in London's East End: cool but doomed, demolition and redevelopment slated for the following week. Ken Nott, attending a mid-week wedding lunch, starts dropping stuff off the roof towards the deserted car park a hundred feet below. Other guests join in and soon half the contents of the flat are following the fruit towards the pitted tarmac...just as mobiles start to ring, and the apartment's remaining TV is turned on, because apparently a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Originaire de Fife, en Ecosse, et reconnu comme l un des meilleurs ecrivains de sa generation, Iain Banks a publie une trentaine de romans best-sellers, dont le celebre "cycle de La Culture" et "Transition", publie chez Calmann-Levy en 2012. Repute pour ses ouvrages de science-fiction, il est l auteur d une dizaine de romans litteraires, tous salues par la critique. Il est decede en 2013.

Review:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780316860543: Dead Air

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0316860549 ISBN 13:  9780316860543
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, 2002
Hardcover

9780349116648: Dead Air

Abacus, 2003
Softcover

9780356232706: Dead Air

Little..., 2002
Hardcover

9780708948309: Dead Air (Charnwood Library)

Ulvers..., 2003
Hardcover

9780316860550: Dead Air

Little..., 2002
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Iain Banks
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Iain 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.At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum. Seller Inventory # AA29780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Iain Banks
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Iain 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.At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum. Seller Inventory # AA29780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Iain Banks
Published by Abacus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.22
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Banks, Iain
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Iain Banks's classic novel reissued with a striking new cover Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 123 x 29. Weight in Grams: 350. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Banks, Iain
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2013. Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Iain Banks's classic novel reissued with a striking new cover Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 123 x 29. Weight in Grams: 350. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Iain Banks
Published by Abacus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780349139241_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Iain Banks
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0349139245. Seller Inventory # ST0349139245

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Iain Banks
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Banks, Iain
Published by Abacus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000879052

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Banks, Iain
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139245 ISBN 13: 9780349139241
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780349139241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book