Stonemouth by Iain Banks


Iain Banks

357 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction contemporary mystery dark mysterious medium-paced
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Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. After 5 years in exile his presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangero...

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Community Reviews Summary of 423 reviews


dark 71%
emotional 71%
reflective 42%
tense 42%
adventurous 28%
funny 28%
sad 28%
lighthearted 14%
mysterious 14%


medium 83%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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