More horror than sci-fi/fantasy, but with a wicked sense of humor.
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Hated the book, loved the discussion it engendered.
0 · February 28, 2013
0 · February 27, 2013
The book was not my favorite, but the meetup was enjoyable. I appreciated hearing Leah's unique interpretation.
0 · February 26, 2013
Interesting. I might read it again sometime.
A BBC radio bookclub interview with Iain Banks about The Wasp Factory (from last november) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016w0nf
0 · February 22, 2013
I was accidentally shipped two copies of the wasp factory (used). The place I got it said it was worth less than it would cost to ship it back, so, does anyone want the spare copy? I can drop it off if needed.
0 · February 11, 2013
Hana,What do you think the author accomplished besides disturbig and confusing the reader?
I have an opinion on what I think the author accomplished; however, instead of posting it online, I'm saving it for the in person discussion.
JahaRa - in reviewing your previous comment, it appears you did not read the book beyond 2 chapters?? If you read it to the end, you might not be confused. As for being disturbed by the book -- I personally like to occasionally get shocked by what I read. It makes me think.
Fair enough. I have had plenty of disturbing events and disturbing people in my life that I don't like getting it from my entertainment. Thanks for answering me.
I found this book disturbing and difficult to read at first, but then became curious as to what could have made Frank and his brother the way they were. I knew it had to be something that occurred early in their lives. My questions were answered at the end, but were not exactly the answers I had imagined.
This book asks a lot of the reader. I find myself driving to work and picking apart a scene and trying to figure it out- asking myself why I find it disturbing, is it something in my psyche? Social norms? Western culture? The further I get from actually having read it the more I can appreciate what the author accomplished.
1 · February 11, 2013
I am not going to read this book. I got two chapters in and decided that I don't need to finish it. I may read the last page, but the main character is not someone I would like to pass on the street, much less be inside his head. I noticed several reviews on the back of the book said essentially "Don't read this book". LOL.
0 · February 4, 2013
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