Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Edition
Title:The steep approach to Garbadale . Little Brown,2007.First edition. Hardcover, in jacket 390 pages. Author:Iain Banks. Condition: VERY GOOD.Bright,clean, attractive jacket, very light edgewear.Small area of laminate missing from front, some shallow indentations to rear. Firm binding,crisp, clean pages with, no tears or creases.Well looked after. About the book:"The somewhat dysfunctional Wopuld family is planning a get-together at their ancestral home in north-west Scotland to discuss the proposed buyout of their family business based on a board game. Alban is still haunted by his mother's suicide at Garbadale when he was a baby. He is also still holding out hopes for a rekindling of his childhood love for his cousin Sophie. As we can expect from Iain Banks this is all written with a great verve and style. Different narrative threads interweave the book with reminiscences from the Alban's childhood and adolescence. There are lots of funny observations and social comment. You can sense that Banks's is enjoying himself as he berates US imperialism! The story comes to a head at Garbadale when dark family secrets are revealed and the whole tale comes to a satisfactory conclusion. A cracking read - lots of funny comments and comic situations as well as some really dark corners. "(Reader review). All our books are securely packed, and dispatched without delay. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0316731056. ISBN/EAN: 9780316731058. Inventory No: Y2-IEUV-XMID.