^ Now now, gentlemen.
@TweedyProf - I've been meaning to ask for ages. Your shirt collars are exemplary. They also seem very high. Two questions arising:
1. Do you have your shirts made to order?
2. Are these high collars not uncomfortable to wear?
I see from the list that you've also read "Consider Phlebas". These are by no means Banks' best scifi books. Try "Use of Weapons", "Excession", "The Algebraist" or "Against a Dark Background", all of which are terrific.