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+ - Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Scottish author Iain Banks unlikely to live longer than a year and latest novel The Quarry set to be his last, he revealed on his website. From the BBC — The 59-year-old's novels include The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road, Complicity and the Culture series. The statement said his health problems came to light when he saw his doctor, suffering from a sore back. He was diagnosed with jaundice, before further tests established the full extent of his illness. A personal statment from Iain Banks released on the publisher site here."

Comment: Music should be hard work! (Score 0) 390

by MeesterCat (#40370833) Attached to: Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning

This to me signifies the decline in musical quality of late.

It's so easy to obtain (and by obtain I don't mean own) music now, there is no effort or desire required by the listener. And if the listeners don't have to try, then why should the artists.

*This may be a thinly veiled get off my lawn post.

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