Book Reviews of The Bridge

The Bridge
The Bridge
Author: Iain Banks
ISBN-13: 9780061053580
ISBN-10: 0061053589
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 256
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
From the back cover:

It leads from nowhere to nowhere, the mysterious world-spanning structure on which everyone seems to live. John Orr was rescued from the sea, devoid of personality or memory. All he knows is the bridge, his persistent dreams of war, and his desire for the Chief Engineer Arrol's daughter, Abberlaine...

In my own opinion: Chapters of lucidity punctuated with chapters of the surreal come together in a nice, coherent finish. This is one of those books that is best the first read. It loses a bit of the magic when you know what it's all about.
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Helpful Score: 1
Promising setup but an incredible disappointing follow through that can be spotted from near the beginning of the novel.