Book :: The Wasp Factory

The Wasp Factory
By: Iain Banks
Pages: 184
Published: 1984
Genre(s): Horror
Science Fiction
Rating: (7)


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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...

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Feb 5th, 2015

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Wow... This is a very messed up story, but so hard to put down. Nicely done.

Oct 11th, 2014

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Harrowing, compelling. Who knows what goes thru Banks's mind, but I'm glad it does.

Sep 24th, 2013

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