THE BRIDGE. Iain Banks.

THE BRIDGE. London: Macmillan, [1986]. Octavo, boards. First edition. THE BRIDGE (1986), perhaps his finest early work, once again conflates the literal with "metaphorical" displacements treated with a knowing literalness characteristic of the work of late twentieth-century writers of significance, regardless of their marketing 'identity;' in this tale, a comatose man relives (or anticipates) his own life, which is represented in matrix form as an enormous bridge; among the interstices of this potent Icon he engages in a rather hilarious parody of sword-and-sorcery conventions." - John Clute and David Langford, SFE (online). The author's third book. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-17. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 95. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146440).

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