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The Wasp Factory

Everything is a story.  

           Well,  it is always easier to succeed at death.

           Inside this greater machine,  things are not quite so cut and dried (or cut and pickled)  as they have appeared in my experience.   301 more words

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The quarry man

The Quarry by Iain Banks

Kit doesn’t know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer.

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With the exception of that one memoir, and a couple comic books, I’ve read nothing but SPN, horror and thriller books this entire month. Why? Because it’s my little way of celebrating Halloween, to make up for the fact that I’ve never been trick or treating my entire life. 968 more words


Whit, Or Isis Amongst the Unsaved

Author: Iain Banks
Title: Whit, Or Isis Amongst the Unsaved
Publisher: Little, Brown
Year of publication: 1995
Place of publication: New York
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Halloween Reads : Youth In Revolt

Children are a staple of horror fiction. Be they victims, corrupted vessels or just a perfect way for evil to go undetected by disguising itself in something seemingly innocent. 447 more words


Some October Books

I spotted this book in a charity shop a few months ago, and instantly recognised its distinctive design, which is very similar to its predecessor, … 539 more words


“Escape is a commodity like anything else”
― Iain Banks, The Player of Games