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The Business Iain Banks

The Business By Iain Banks

The Business by Iain Banks


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Summary

Kate is a senior executive officer in a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organization. The character of The Business seems, even to her, to be vague to the point of invisibility. Her job is to keep abreast of technological developments, but she must let go the assumptions of a lifetime.

The Business Summary

The Business by Iain Banks

Kate Telman is a senior executive officer in The Business, a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organisation. Financially transparent, internally democratic and disavowing conventional familial inheritance, the character of The Business seems, even to Kate, to be vague to the point of invisibility. It possesses, allegedly, a book of Leonardo cartoons, several sets of Crown Jewels and wants to buy its own State in order to acquire a seat at the United Nations. Kate's job is to keep abreast of current technological developments and her global reach encompasses Silicon Valley, a ranch in Nebraska, the firm's secretive Swiss headquarters, and a remote Himalayan principality. In the course of her journey Kate must peel away layers of emotional insulation and the assumptions of a lifetime. She must learn to keep her world at arm's length. To take control, she has to do The Business.

The Business Reviews

Consistently engaging...From its hilarious opening, a telephone conversation with a man who has lost his teeth, to the touching finale...it hardly misses a beat. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Slick and streetwise. SUNDAY TIMES Bank s' ability to make you feel you're there remains as sharp as ever. TIME OUT '...a slick, blend of thriller, dark comedy and offbeat love story, bursting with set pieces and sly wit. EMPIRE ...Satisfyingly readable to the end MAXIM THE BUSINESS is his tenth novel... and reveals no slackening in his imaginative energies MAIL ON SUNDAY

About Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial notice with the publication of THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984, and has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim. In 1993 he was acknowledged as one of the Best of Young British Writers.

Additional information

GOR003101863
9780349112459
0349112452
The Business by Iain Banks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2000-06-08
393
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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