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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

More horror than sci-fi/fantasy, but with a wicked sense of humor.

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  • Jim S.

    Hated the book, loved the discussion it engendered.

    February 28, 2013

  • Leah C.

    =o)

    February 27, 2013

  • Mary L.

    The book was not my favorite, but the meetup was enjoyable. I appreciated hearing Leah's unique interpretation.

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting. I might read it again sometime.

    February 26, 2013

  • Hana

    A BBC radio bookclub interview with Iain Banks about The Wasp Factory (from last november) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016w0nf

    February 22, 2013

  • ZoeJ

    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.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hana,
    What do you think the author accomplished besides disturbig and confusing the reader?

    February 11, 2013

    • Mary L.

      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.

      February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      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.

      February 11, 2013

  • Mary L.

    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.

    February 11, 2013

  • Hana

    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

  • A former member
    A former member

    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.

    February 4, 2013

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