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About the ending of 'The Wasp Factory'

I just finished reading “The Wasp Factory” by Iain Banks, and I am quite puzzled by the ending.

The final reflections by the main character seem, to me, to be too lucid and balanced for someone who was so delusional and single minded throughout the whole book. 16 more words

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OMNI Greatest Sci-Fi Book Lists

I’ve been writing for OMNI ‘Reboot’ online, and have some listicles of possible interest to any science fiction genre fans out there:

Greatest Sci-Fi Protagonists… 403 more words


#283 The Crow Road

I’ve had this book out for ages and have no idea why it’s taken me so long to get around to reading it – especially because I’ve really enjoyed all the other Iain Banks books I’ve read so far and happily I do still have one left after this. 424 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Book Review: The Wasp Factory

Traffic cancelled my appointment so I went to do some retail therapy which includes the purchase of cute office stuff and this thrifted book. I’ve often noticed Iain Banks’ books at my favorite secondhand bookstore and this is one of those rare moments that I decided to try reading his work. 300 more words


Sorting the Future - my new Sci-Fi book - an extract

Chapter 1 – Walking the dog

It was one of those perfect English summer evenings. The type of evening that topped off a day that was so absolutely impeccable that you knew you wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world but England. 908 more words


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My latest Sci-fi book!

Book 48: The Crow Road, Iain Banks (1992)

Location: 1847, Great Western Arcade. Another veggie restaurant with delicious halloumi fish’n’chips. Highly recommended!

Chosen by: Lorna

Category: Favourites

Review: With one of the most famous opening lines ever—“It was the day my grandmother exploded”, The Crow Road has become somewhat of an icon. 580 more words


Book Review: A Song of Stone by Iain Banks

I acquired this three years ago shortly after the author’s death. Previously, I had read only Excession which was his science fiction “trade name”. I was aware that what he wrote under his books where he used the M or did not use the M were very different. 489 more words

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