A Song of Stone by Iain Banks

A Song of Stone

Iain Banks

288 pages missing pub info (editions)

fiction contemporary challenging dark slow-paced
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A European nation not unlike Bosnia: armed forces roam the lawless land where dark columns of smoke rise up from the surrounding farms and houses. The war is ending, perhaps ended. But for the castle and its occupants, a young lord and lady, the t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 299 reviews


dark 87%
challenging 62%
adventurous 37%
reflective 37%
mysterious 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%
emotional 12%


medium 62%
slow 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 83% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

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