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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 27/06/2013
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'One of the most brilliant first novels I have come across' Telegraph

'One of the top 100 novels of the century' Independent

'Brilliant...irresistible...compelling' New York Times

'Macabre, bizarre, and impossible to put down' Financial Times

'Read it if you dare' Daily Express

The Wasp Factory is a bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath - one of the most infamous of contemporary Scottish novels.

'Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.'

Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349139180
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brilliant...irresistible...compelling * New York Times *
A mighty imagination has arrived on the scene * Mail on Sunday *
It was a memorable debut. The Wasp Factory provoked a moral panic in 1984. The TLS critic called it the 'literary equivalent of the nastiest kind of juvenile delinquency' * London Review of Books *

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“The Wasp Factory”

Demonic, depraved and ungodly. This book sickened me to my very core - so naturally I loved it.

If I am to be more objective the style of writing withholds information purposely to only be revealed a few chapters... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
18th March 2016
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“okay”

II found the wasp factory to be rather disapointing after the rave reviews it received. I believed it would be a gripping and thrilling read alas i was disapointed while there was powerful language used the overal... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2015
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“Fantastic.”

Iain Banks' "The Wasp Factory" depicts the forlorn Frank as a child that is detatched from the world, and therefore immune to having a conscience. In this book, Banks' successfully explores the... More

Paperback edition
14th July 2014
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