R.I.P. Iain Banks

R.I.P. Iain Banks

Iain Banks has died at the age of 59, barely two months after announcing his terminal cancer. He’s been one of my favourite writers since I was about 15. He was a ferocious, consummate story-teller. I never met him, but somehow, the knowledge that his books will survive doesn’t shake the sadness of having lost one of the good guys:

“Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying.”

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