The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks


The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Category: Horror / Thriller

From the Back Cover:
‘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.

This is Sophie’s book for January as part of the #12booksin12months reading challenge.




  1. This was not my usual cup of tea, but I read it as part of a book club. Must admit it took me a few attempts to get in to it, and when I did I couldn’t stop thinking about it after (I’m easily scared). It’s one of those that makes you think, and think. Well written but I think I’ll go back to my romantic historical true to life books next. Too dark for me.

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  2. I like anything which is based on facts but obviously with poetic license. Memoirs of a geisha is one of my all time favourites as I’m quite interested in Japanese culture.
    I also enjoyed The Ship of Brides (when many women made the move to Australia).
    Also like a bit of chick lit- easy to pick up and read for a bit of a pick me up. Reading Bridget Jones Baby one at the moment. What about you?

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    • I enjoyed Geisha too. Not read Ship of Brides. I enjoyed Phillipa Gregory’s early books, she’s kind of overdone the tudor thing now. I like monarchy, Egyptians and Romans, and such and like you, a few lighter books


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