Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

Use of Weapons

Culture #3

Iain M. Banks

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

411 pages | first published 1990

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Cheradenine is an ex-special circumstance agent who had been raised to eminence by a woman named Diziet. Skaffen-Amtiskaw, the drone, had saved her life and it believes Cheradenine to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence can ...
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Summary of 1628 reviews

Moods

dark 84%
adventurous 69%
challenging 46%
mysterious 38%
emotional 36%
reflective 32%
sad 28%
tense 26%
funny 13%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 36%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 33% | Yes: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 51% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.06

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