The Wasp Factory (Paperback)Iain Banks (author)
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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
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 17 mm
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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