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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:51 pm 
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One of the greatest satirical writers died earlier this week and now the death of Iain Banks has been announced.

I will re-read all of Tom's work and also Raw Spirit by Iain Banks.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Showing the frank attitude to mortality that his fans have come to expect, Banks said he had started driving "flash cars" again in light of his illness: "I decided that – as it looked like I was going to be saving on the next 20/30 years of personal carbon output – I could indulge myself a bit."
Banks revealed that he has bought a BMW M5 V10 with 500 horsepower, and will be "back to scudding round the Highland roads again with a big grin on my fizzog (well, when I can grin, and the acceleration/braking force isn’t distorting my face like somebody taking part in an early NASA rocket sled experiment)."

Telegraph 21 may. R.I.P

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Tom Sharpe went to my boarding school and as an esteemed old boy, came back to give a lecture on his writing, experiences etc. He turned up so pissed he fell asleep in the middle of a sentence!! I've read a few of his books and they are bloody funny. Not read any Iain Banks, but can appreciatw what a great loss either of them are.


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