Complicity [Iain Banks] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act. A few spiffs, a spot of. Complicity Poster Iain Banks (novel), Bryan Elsley . this film, based on iain banks’ novel, is an impressive production, with excellent actors, breathtaking. Involvement; connection; liability – Complicity is a stunning exploration of the morality of greed, corruption and violence, venturing fearlessly into.

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Reader Reviews Why not your own Review for this iiain In it, he suggested that certain named capitalist and right-wing public figures would be better hate-figures than the conventional ones of foreign leaders or domestic criminals. To view it, click here.

Significant sections of the novel are written in second-person narrative. Why did I not discover him before?


The revelation is handled skilfully by Banks, so as to create maximum consternation in the reader. You know, like Hamlet or the Duchess of Malfi or something, but more explicit. It was a revelation, an epiphany; a sudden realisation that it was possible for matter – something there in front of you, in your hand, in your lungs, in your pocket – to take your brain apart and reassemble it in ways you hadn’t thought of previously.

I have no issues with the language or the sexual content of the novel it pales in comparison to American Psycho. Who is committing these crimes, narrated in the second person? But the book moves quickly enough that liking him or not doesn’t matter.

I loved particularly the use of first and second person perspectives and the switching between them, used particularly deftly right at the end of the book. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. Colley is a ” Gonzo journalist ” with an amphetamine habit, living in Edinburgh.


I’m officially an Iain Banks fan now and reading one of his sci-fi books for the first as well. McCormack’s mistress Alan Sinclair My library Banms Advanced Book Search.

These questions keep you going, even if you aren’t sure you like Cameron or his lifestyle, although he’s certainly not a bad guy. Coincidence or not, a person in a gorilla face mask and helium affected voice appearing to be a surreal grim reaper is piling up the currency. Complicity by Iain Banks 24 23 Ban,s 16, But there should be mor Novels. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Visit our Streaming Guide. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Without spoiling the story, I would say that the murder mystery plot was quite interesting, intricate but still linear, and that the character development was well executed.

Complicity – July The commplicity is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. Interleaved with the story of Cameron’s personal life we have a series of ever more grisly murders of rich and influential men who have behaved questionably in their never ending pursuit for power. I was able to work out who the murderer was fairly early on although perhaps not his motivation meaning that when his identity was revealed it failed to have any real impact.

As usual, the writing is excellent and the language brilliant – raw and vulgar when kain needs to be, poetic and calming in other places. Framing a chilling tale of murder and revenge with larger themes of crime and punishment, this brilliantly constructed thriller invites us to share Cameron’s thrill as society’s sheltered demons get their comeuppance.


Review – Complicity by Iain Banks

Domplicity was just a stage I was going through. Add the first question. User Reviews Great film, low budget, scary scary!! View all 6 comments. If anyone asks for a recommendation and they like their books dark and funny this is always at the top of my list… although, as Chrissi has said, one friend did come back and tell me I was, and I quote,”sick”, for thinking he would like it… not sure what he meant.

Complicity 1 11 Aug 14, I was so intrigued by this book that I bought an original DVD of the movie based on the book. It all might seem a bit confusing at first but one gets used to it.


I have always been a fan of vigilante, greater good, moral right, and capital punishment debates, and this book at least dabbles with each of these topics, to varrying degrees. When I first aiin Banks with this novel, I wondered whether the same eclecticism existed in contemporary Scottish literature. I always love it when books are set in Scotland – I can’t explain why – still haven’t been! When iaij arms dealer whom Cameron plans to expose is found literally “disarmed” before Compliicty can even put pen to paper and the brewery chief, loathed by Cameron, who sold out at the expense of his workers finds himself permanently unemployable, the police become convinced of Cameron’s guilt, as do half his friends and colleagues, forcing Cameron to employ all his investigative skills to find the real killer and his motive.