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Old June 9 2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Re: Iain Banks 1954-2013

Just saw the news on Digital Spy a moment ago. It comes shockingly soon after his illness was announced; I think he had been expected to last for several more months.

He'll be sorely missed. The world of literature is now a less funny, insightful, erudite and humanistic place. His books, middle-initialled and otherwise, have always been a pleasure to read.
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