**May contain spoilers**
Whit has proved to be another one of Iain Banks' wonderfully written works which successfully surprises the reader throughout. It is about Isis, the Elect of God and member of the fictional Luskentyrian cult in Scotland, and how she is sent on a journey to bring back her missing cousin Morag in time for the Festival of Love, a festival that takes place every four years and is meant to try and ensure that another Elect of God will be born in following year on February the 29th. The number 29 holds especially huge impact for the characters, and Banks cunningly decided to encase all of this in a 29 chapter book. ;)
Banks' sarcastic wit reverberates throughout, echoing into the naive character of Isis and showing the modern world through her inexperienced eyes. Her development as a character is an interesting one as she makes her jouney across Britain and back, discovering the hidden truths of her family and the founding of the faith she follows.
Whit is an excellent and a satisfying read, chiming with the early works of the author in various ways which are sure to delight fans of his work.