I have a confession to make I put down Consider Phlebas, my first Culture novel, without finishing it. But you must admit that that a series that has been going for 25 years must have something to it. So a long while later I heard an adaption by Paul Cornell of The State of the Art on Radio 4 when it was repeated in April last year. And I was enchanted by the story being told. But it took me until April this year to do something about it. I bought The Player of Games on audiobook. Then it took my until last month to get around to listening to it.
I’m greatly enjoying it. It’s a new trick of mine to listen to books that I really want to read but don’t click with. So after not finishing my first try I’m really enjoying being told the second in the series. I had another go as so many of my reader friends like and enjoy the Culture and sometimes it’s about finding your way into an author. I hope this is my way in as Use of Weapons has already had a credit spent on it.
The other thing is that I’m in SF mood in my reading at the minute so it might explain why it’s now clicked? Anyway, are you a fan of the Culture? Where did you start? What’s your favourite?