Rank: 91 – 91

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. 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.

Book Overview:

  • Original title: The Wasp Factory
  • Author: Iain Banks
  • Creator: NA
  • Salesrank:
  • ASIN: 349139180
  • Product type: ABIS_BOOK
  • Type: Paperback
  • Release date: 2013-06-27
  • Manufacturer: Abacus
  • Publication date: 2013-06-27
  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Pages: 256
  • Product group: Book
  • Release date: 2013-06-27
  • Studio: Abacus