Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

Use of Weapons

Culture #3

Iain M. Banks

368 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

Description

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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Moods

dark 84%
adventurous 72%
challenging 51%
mysterious 36%
emotional 33%
sad 29%
reflective 27%
tense 27%
funny 10%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 37%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | No: 37% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 52% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.03

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