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The steep approach to Garbadale

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MacAdam/Cage Pub. , San Francisco, CA
Children of the rich -- Fiction, Family -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Scotland -- Fi
StatementIain Banks.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.A485 S74 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17927944M
ISBN 139781596922716
LC Control Number2007019569
OCLC/WorldCa124539043

The Steep Approach to Garbadale is my 5th Iain Banks novel and the my first of his newer books. It is clear to me how Banks writing only gets more nuanced and intricate with age.

In my opinion Garbadale is similar to a modern equivalent of his best work in The Crow Road/5. The Steep Approach To Garbadale - Kindle edition by Banks, Iain. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Steep Approach To Garbadale/5(28).

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The Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks Little, Brown £, pp There is a scene midway through Iain Banks's new novel so brilliantly written that it has a detrimental effect on the Author: Killian Fox. THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE, finds him in fine form and very well may be his best novel to date.

The story begins with young renegade Alban McGill being sought out by his cousin, Fielding, who is seeking him on behalf of family matriarch Grandma Win. Alban's family, the Wopulds, have built a fortune on a board game called Empire. (which closely. THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE And as Iain M.

Banks CONSIDER PHLEBAS THE PLAYER OF GAMES USE OF WEAPONS THE STATE OF THE ART AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND FEERSUM ENDJINN EXCESSION INVERSIONS LOOK TO WINDWARD THE ALGEBRAIST MATTER The Steep Approach to Garbadale IAIN BANKS Hachette Digital Published by 4/5(32).

'Garbadale' is wonderfully sad and, near the end, very surprising, which, obviously, I did not expect. It ends with a powerful emotional punch, and left me wishing there were more. I was very sad to reach the end of this book/5. The information about The Steep Approach to Garbadale shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Often funny and always engaging, 'The Steep Approach to Garbadale' is a beautifully written romance cum mystery cum family saga.

Ultimately, the solution to the mystery is pretty predictable and if I were being very harsh I would say that the parts of this novel are better than the whole, but these are quibbles.

Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family clutches for years, is run to ground and persuded to attend the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board, at Garbadale, the family's highland castle.

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Get this from a library. The steep approach to Garbadale. [Iain Banks] -- After years of exile, Alban Wopuld has been summoned back to his family's highland estate, Garbadale. A powerful American corporation is trying to buy the rights to the family's successful boardgame.

Centred around Alban McGill, prodigal relation of the Wopuld family who invented and own the Empire. game, and his life long infatuation with his cousin Sophie, the book has the usual Banksian flashbacks, all leading up to an EGM at the titular Garbadale House, where /5(36).

"The Steep Approach to Garbadale" is the latest literary novel by Iain Banks. Alban, exiled son of the wealthy Wopuld family, has been invited back into the fold for a crucial meeting at the family's Highland retreat (the Garbadale of the title)/5(5).

Get this from a library. The steep approach to Garbadale. [Iain Banks] -- "The Wopuld family have built their fortune on a board game called Empire.

It has transferred remarkably well to the computer generation and now the American Spraint company wants to buy them out. Editions for The Steep Approach to Garbadale: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback p.

I have read all of Iain Banks books, and this book the Steep Approach to Garbadale returns to some of his favourite themes, board games, excessive wealth, and scotland.

The hero of this story is Alban who was born into wealth as part of the Wopuld clan, but has turned his back on a world he felt where he never belonged due to his mother's suicide/5(39).

The title of the book is also embossed on the front board. The book has a slight lean. The pages are clean though slightly yellowed and the binding is tight, though lifted at the top of the spine.

The dust jacket is in good condition, with bumping and rubbing to the edges, loss of some varnishing to the front, and transfer of red marking from. The Steep Approach to Garbadale By IAIN BANKS. Bill Tipper / October 8, Share Charlie Mackesy on our Book of the Year. About the Writer Bill Tipper.

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