The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

 
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goreguck



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks Reply with quote

This is a messed up book, but it's interesting. It's a bizzare story about a kid with some serious problems.

Warning: Not a bedtime story, unless you're Ted Bundy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iain Banks is a great author. Although the only thing I've read is The Algebraist. Really one of the best Sci Fi books I've ever read.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite the messed up story. Still creeps me out. I also enjoyed 'Complicity' and 'Walking on Glass'. He uses his middle initial (M) for his SF works.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I heard his sci fi books are really good. Still a little gun-shy after Wasp Factory, though. The part with the deformed kid with the metal skullcap almost made me throw up on a BART train.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some pretty horrifically violent scenes in The Algebraist, but most of the action/war/death takes place on a planetary scale.
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