Line(s) of the Day #TheWaspFactory

The Wasp Factory

All our lives are symbols. Everything we do is part of a pattern we have at least some say in. The strong make their own patterns and influence other people’s, the weak have their courses mapped out for them. The weak and the unlucky, and the stupid.

The astonishing debut novel The Wasp Factory (1984) by Scottish writer Ian Banks. Dark, twisted and perverse, the controversial story tells of a 17 year old and his violent tendencies.

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10 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheWaspFactory

    • So happy someone else has here read this book too. I read it at college along with Fight Club, The Beach, The Diceman and American Psycho. Just an astonishing read. I’ll have to check our Crow Road.

      • Oh, that’s a great reading list! It looks like you have a favourite book genre 🙂 Crow Road is one of Banks’s most appreciated books, but I’m sorry to report that I didn’t really enjoy it. There were good parts for sure, but on the whole, it wasn’t as much fun as The Wasp Factory.

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