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The Wasp Factory

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Book Twenty Four.

BeardyMan suggested i read this book ages and ages ago. When i found out it included animal torture, i was a bit wary. But i gave it ago. Aaaaaaand... i loved it. The violent and graphic aspects are really not that bad. It's very funny. And i didn't want to put it down. I finished it at about 6am this morning when i couldn't sleep. Definitely reading more Banks in the future.

Craft says:

The Crow Road is my absolute favourite and the BBC TV series was pretty damn good too.

16th Jun 2012, 17:09

Jane Doe says:

Look up his Radio 4 Book Club prog.
Interesting guy

16th Jun 2012, 18:36

CandyMan says:

Even though Banks is very highly thought of, I have only read this one, Whit and the Crow road and it's years since I read them. I might give them another go some time, G has the Crow Road on his reader.

16th Jun 2012, 19:21

Wendle says:

I read about BBC TV series, but always imagine TV adaptations of books to be awful...

16th Jun 2012, 20:10

Craft says:

I loved the TV series BUT I saw it before I read the book so all the characters had the TV series faces, so no disappointments for me! It was pretty much faithful to the book too. It was because I enjoyed the TV adaptation so much that I read the book....

16th Jun 2012, 20:20

mat says:

Excellent book, really liked it. The thing that really sticks in my head about the Wasp Factory is that I was eating when I read the bit about what happened to Eric. Eating rice.

17th Jun 2012, 00:14

Wendle says:

What happened to Eric was the only part in the book that actually grossed me out, but even that was in an 'eww, gross (cool!)' way.

17th Jun 2012, 09:58