Canal Dreams by Iain Banks

Canal Dreams

Iain Banks

198 pages first pub 1989 (editions)

fiction contemporary crime thriller adventurous challenging dark slow-paced
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Description

Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. By the end of her journey she had ignited one soldier with an oxy-acetylene torch, stabbed another through ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 261 reviews

Moods

dark 77%
tense 77%
adventurous 44%
emotional 33%
mysterious 33%
reflective 22%
challenging 11%
sad 11%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 22%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 44% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

Average rating

3.18

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