Complicity by Iain M. Banks and Iain Banks

  • Started on: 2014-01-26
  • Finished on: 2014-01-27
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction


Iain Banks is by far one of my favorite writers. I started reading his science fiction (published as Iain M. Banks), and after nearly reading all of those and still wanting more, I moved on to his non-science fiction (which can still be pretty science fiction-y). ‘Complicity’ is the story of two sets of murders, one series having taken place years ago, one series taking place now. Cameron Colley is a journalist in Edinburgh who is getting tips from a mole about the older murders. Meanwhile conservative important people are being gruesomely attacked and/or murdered… This story was well written with great story lines that come together really well. The main story line deals with (of course) complicity, and where is the line to being complicit or not. I loved how the story was built up. The descriptions of the attacks and murders (many in this book) are pretty detailed and heavy, also because they are written in the second-person view (you do this, you do that) and the rest in the first-person view (of Cameron Colley). A great read, I just love Iain Banks, four out of five stars.