Currently plodding my way through Surface Detail by Iain Banks. Thus far its definitely one of the best Culture novels, but I seemed to hit a wall a couple of weeks ago and can't get back into it for some reason.
There must be more to life than football?
Hmm, I thought Surface Detail was good, and a step up from Matter, but not close to the proper culture stuff. Though his final Culture novel The Hydrogen Sonata was brilliant.