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The Wasp Factory

I have in the last few days finished reading Iain Banks’s The Wasp Factory, and find myself itching to talk about it. This deeply demented little novel was published nearly 20 years ago, but just fell into my path recently. I need advice from Banks fans — where to from here?

I’m also sort of wondering whether I’m a complete idiot for not having seen the ending coming. I mean, I knew something was up — it was all just a little too pointedly odd — but I didn’t know what. And once I read the end, it all seemed so obvious that I was stunned I hadn’t been painfully aware of the truth about Frank all along.

For those of you who haven’t read the novel, I’m working really hard here on not giving it away. But go read it, quick, and come back and talk to me. I’ll be waiting.


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