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doc ↠ Espedair Street ´ Iain Banks Daniel Weir used to be a famous not to say infamous rock star Maybe still is At thirty one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll r If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewIt's a Wonderful Life Espedair Street by Iain BanksIn the 90s I was shagging left and right but after a while I wanted to spend some time on Christmas without girl distractions because of my exams in January I knew that the TV would be dreadful for the Christmas period So I decided to go to the library for some books Looking through the shelves I tried to pick things that would not be upsetting Then I came across “Espedair Street” Iain Banks I thought just the thing At least there won't be some happy ending that would be uite unbearable At least I can depend on Banks not to inflict that on me So I read it drank plenty of beer was getting through Christmas pretty well all round

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eBook ↠ ePub Espedair Street ç 9780316858557 Free ↠ Iain Banks Ì Daniel Weir used to be a famous not to say infamous rock star Maybe still is At thirty one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll re Egret forever however long that turns out to be Daniel Weir has gone from rags to riches and back and managed to hold onto them both though not much else His friends all seem to be dead fed up with him or just disgusted and wh First of all this is NOT a book by Iain M Banks it's by Iain Banks in other words it's fiction not science fiction Second why he's so difficult to find in the US I'll never know Every book I've read is just good solid fiction writing eual to Julian Barnes Robertson Davies and many other top echelon writersEspedair Street is a real street but it barely figures in this tale of Wierd the stage name for one Daniel Weir in school he was Weir D get it? He's the lyricist and bassist for Frozen Gold a hugely successful rock band in the 70s 80s until their lead guitarist dies Told partly in flashbacks of his days with FG and partly in his present guise as Jimmy Hay caretaker of St Jute's the folly that Weird bought drinking his way through life and occasionally creating a jingle or a movie score His current friends don't know who he is or that he's stinking rich; his former friendsfans think he's dead or perhaps living in the Caymans It all comes abruptly to an end when he realizes that his brilliant ideas have killed inadvertently two of his bandmates So what was that about a future?The characters feel real even though you know this is fiction you could plausibly meet someone just like them The writing is crisp not the bloated stories that often appear today because somehow bigger betterSeriously if you don't know Banks' non scifi work find one of his works of fiction and read it now

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Espedair StreetO can blame them? And now Daniel Weir is all alone As he contemplates his life Daniel realises he only has two problems the past and the future He knows how bad the past has been But the future well the future is something els At first I was wondering what all the fuss was about why some friends thought this was Banks' masterpiece It seemed a fairly simple tale of a rock star looking back from the dizzy heights of his early thirties on his life so far with the way his band was formed and how he felt about it now But gradually I realised there was to it than that the book's structure complex and the layers within the plot intriguing As Danny's life was revealed so I became fascinated with the characters he knew and the life style he led then and now I appreciated the hints Banks left occasionally about tragedies and dramatic events yet to be told I was hooked I wanted to know about the band Frozen Gold and the lad himself Was he based on Mick Fleetwood physically and past habits Fish from Marillion as Banks once claimed or another rock star of the 197080s?It's difficult to say too much about what happened later as this would leave spoilers but suffice it to say that I was drawn into the world of WeirdDannyJim especially all the characters from McCann and Wee Tommy in the present to Christine and Inez in the past Each was believable and well drawn The settings too were clear from Ferguslie Park in Paisley to the tours and back to ClydesideI have some hesitations about the ending perhaps too neat too happy but overall an excellent book