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The Wasp Factory Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory By Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks


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Summary

Iain Banks' momentous first novel, published in 1984.

The Wasp Factory Summary

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outsIde a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return - an event that explodes the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly.

Iain Banks' celebrated first novel is a work of extraordinary originality, imagination and horrifying compulsion: horrifying, because it enters a mind whose realities are not our own, whose values of life and death are alien to our society; and compulsive, because the humour and compassion of that mind reach out to us all.

The Wasp Factory Reviews

At last, a reader who does it justice . . . Peter Kenny is the one reader (I've heard five) who brings out Banks's glorious sardonic wit. Good things are worth waiting for * Sue Arnold, GUARDIAN *
A Gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality...macabre, bizarre and...quite impossible to put down * FINANCIAL TIMES *
A mighty imagination has arrived on the scene * MAIL on Sunday *

About Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.

Additional information

GOR006581233
9781405503556
1405503556
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
20080317
N/A
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