Near fine condition.Little Brown,2002.First UK edition-first printing.Brown hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the front cover)with protected Dj(small crease and scratch on the protected cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a ink mark and slightly tainted on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.Price un-clipped.408pp.First edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left-wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture.Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre. At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, set in contemporary London, displays the trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum of his finest work.