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The author of the book: Iain Banks
Edition: Domino
Date of issue: 2008
ISBN: 5699285172
ISBN 13: 9785699285174
Language: English
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Iain (M.) Banks se caracteriza por ser un escritor cuyas tramas necesitan de una plena implicación por parte del lector. Le gusta jugar con la manera de narrar una historia, utilizando estructuras complejas, flashbacks, diferentes líneas argumentales que terminan confluyendo... Hay veces que le funciona mejor que otras; algunas de sus novelas me hubiesen gustado más si simplemente se hubiera dedicado a contar la historia linealmente. Esto no quiere decir que no me gusten los retos, los tour de force, ya que en muchas ocasiones logran un resultado más satisfactorio, creando un mecanismo mental tan perfecto que hace crecer la imaginación. Pero también es verdad que en ocasiones una de estas historias resulta tan enrevesada que termina por hartar al lector.

(O al aficionado al cine. Ahora me vienen unos ejemplos, el de las películas '21 gramos' y 'Babel', de González Iñarritu, que no me gustan nada; sin embargo, Nolan, con 'Origen' y 'Memento', ha logrado obras maestras.)

La historia de 'Pasos sobre cristal', son tres historias en realidad. En la primera tenemos a Graham, un joven artista que se dirige a casa de su amiga Sarah, acompañado de una carpeta con varios dibujos de ella. En segundo lugar está Steven Grout, un tipo verdaderamente extraño, que acaba de renunciar a su puesto de trabajo y que siempre va con casco, huyendo de sus Atormentadores. Y por último tenemos a Quiss y Ajayi, un hombre y una mujer, respectivamente, ya mayores, que están encerrados en un extraño castillo, algunas de cuyas paredes son de cristal, detrás de las cuáles hay peces luminiscentes, y donde pasan los días jugando a estrambóticos juegos de mesa con el fin de poder obtener la opción de responder a un acertijo, y así poder salir libres.

A lo largo de los diferentes capítulos, asistiremos tanto a los recuerdos previos de Graham para saber cómo ha llegado a enamorarse de Sarah, y de cómo es su amistad con el excéntrico de su amigo Slater; así como también profundizaremos en la particular mentalidad de Grout, y en los entresijos del castillo donde están Quiss y Ajayi. Y todo ello con una aparente independencia entre las historias, que acabarán confluyendo.

El libro me ha gustado bastante. Se trata de la segunda novela que publicó Banks tras su éxito con 'La fábrica de avispas', y no defrauda. Es una novela con mucha imaginación y muy bien escrita. Hay que leer a Iain Banks.


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Ebook Шаги по стеклу read Online! This author also published science fiction under the pseudonym Iain M. Banks.

Banks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater. Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. He moved to London and lived in the south of England until 1988 when he returned to Scotland, living in Edinburgh and then Fife.

Banks met his wife Annie in London, before the release of his first book. They married in Hawaii in 1982. However, he announced in early 2007 that, after 25 years together, they had separated. He lived most recently in North Queensferry, a town on the north side of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge.

As with his friend Ken MacLeod (another Scottish writer of technical and social science fiction) a strong awareness of left-wing history shows in his writings. The argument that an economy of abundance renders anarchy and adhocracy viable (or even inevitable) attracts many as an interesting potential experiment, were it ever to become testable. He was a signatory to the Declaration of Calton Hill, which calls for Scottish independence.

In late 2004, Banks was a prominent member of a group of British politicians and media figures who campaigned to have Prime Minister Tony Blair impeached following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In protest he cut up his passport and posted it to 10 Downing Street. In an interview in Socialist Review he claimed he did this after he "abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard, after spotting the guys armed with machine guns." He related his concerns about the invasion of Iraq in his book Raw Spirit, and the principal protagonist (Alban McGill) in the novel The Steep Approach to Garbadale confronts another character with arguments in a similar vein.

Interviewed on Mark Lawson's BBC Four series, first broadcast in the UK on 14 November 2006, Banks explained why his novels are published under two different names. His parents wished to name him Iain Menzies Banks but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and he was officially registered as Iain Banks. Despite this he continued to use his unofficial middle name and it was as Iain M. Banks that he submitted The Wasp Factory for publication. However, his editor asked if he would mind dropping the 'M' as it appeared "too fussy". The editor was also concerned about possible confusion with Rosie M. Banks, a minor character in some of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves novels who is a romantic novelist. After his first three mainstream novels his publishers agreed to publish his first SF novel, Consider Phlebas. To distinguish between the mainstream and SF novels, Banks suggested the return of the 'M', although at one stage he considered John B. Macallan as his SF pseudonym, the name deriving from his favourite whiskies: Johnnie Walker Black Label and The Macallan single malt.

His latest book was a science fiction (SF) novel in the Culture series, called The Hydrogen Sonata, published in 2012.

Author Iain M. Banks revealed in April 2013 that he had late-stage cancer. He died the following June.

The Scottish writer posted a message on his official website saying his next novel The Quarry, due to be published later this year*, would be his last.

* The Quarry was published in June 2013.


Reviews of the Шаги по стеклу


WILLIAM

Another one-time book

SETH

One of my favorite

ESME

This needs to be read to each

KIAN

The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.

EVA

I recommend it.




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