@Axaoe
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I have heard good things and mixed things - I made it about halfway through the first (Consider Phelbas) and lost interest with the writing style and characters, they just didnt click with me. One of the story lines I did like more than the other, but it wasnt the primary one at the place I was at.

I liked the technology and some of the concepts quite a bit, and the setting seems quite ready to handle all 10 novels worth of material.

Planning to go back to it after awhile and see if that changes, I did enjoy some of the concepts. Hopefully someone else who has read more than I chimes in (spoiler free of course), interested to see what is shared.

Ravn
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I also couldn’t get through it, even though I really wanted to for the world itself. It was just too much like an action movie with the action scenes distracting from the interesting stuff. I don’t know if that’s a fair take–it’s been a while since then–but that’s how I remember it.

@Flelk
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I’ve read up through Look to Windward, so about 70% of the series, and I like them a lot. Post-scarcity sci fi is my jam, and Iain M. Banks does an excellent job of writing characters for whom physical needs play no role in their motivation.

Major Monday
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I’ve read about half of them and really enjoy it overall. It’s definitely varied, and I think the best piece of advice is to not start with Consider Phlebas. Popular opinion is that it is a weaker entry. There’s really no chronology so just jump around as you see fit. Player of Games is a good starting point. Use of Weapons is my personal favorite out of what I’ve read.

@NoHat
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sorry for being ignorant, but what is the culture series?..

@pancake
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No, but do y’all recommend it?

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