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The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
The Wasp Factory
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Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental 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... show more
Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684853154 (0684853159)
ASIN: 684853159
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (NYC)
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Wasp Factory / Iain Banks
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...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 The Wasp Factory
So, er, this book happened. I'm having a lot of trouble responding to it, honestly. I almost don't want to three star it, because I'm just not sure "liked" is the appropriate word for it. It was well-done, for what it was. What it was was dark as hell, though. Seriously, horrifically dark as hell....
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it
4.0 The Wasp Factory
Review to come.
Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like
Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like rated it
4.5 The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks is a messed up, twisted little horror of a book. Delightfully so. This brisk tale takes us into the world of Frank Cauldhame, a sixteen year old Scottish boy who might be described as troubled, if gross understatement is your thing. Told from his perspective, Frank l...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 The Wasp Factory: Or this is how serial killers are made
My first reaction after finishing The Wasp Factory was to gently set the book down, walk away, and ask aloud, "What the hell did I just read?" For the strength of that reaction alone I'm glad I gave this book a spin. It's now been a day, and though I'm still not entirely certain what I think of this...
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