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#987388 - Sun Jun 09 2013 09:58 AM RIP Iain Banks
sue943 Offline

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 36818
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Best-selling Scottish author Iain Banks has died aged 59:

He was one of my favourite authors.
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

#987444 - Mon Jun 10 2013 12:20 AM Re: RIP Iain Banks [Re: sue943]
eyhung Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 02 2012
Posts: 115
Loc: California USA
Use of Weapons is one of the best books I've ever read. He will be missed.

#987446 - Mon Jun 10 2013 12:27 AM Re: RIP Iain Banks [Re: sue943]
ren33 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12137
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Sad news. 59 is no age and it seems no time since he announced he had cancer.
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

#987579 - Mon Jun 10 2013 06:02 PM Re: RIP Iain Banks [Re: sue943]
agony Offline


Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Posts: 13446
Loc: Western Canada
I also found "Use of Weapons" to be a fantastic book. Sad news.


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