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Review of The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory was recommended to be just before Christmas by a friend of mine after I expressed a liking for Ruth Rendell’s Live Flesh.  879 more words

Book Review

The Ten Books That Changed Me- TGBOL

The prompt for the Great Book of Lists this week was to list books that “transport” us to another time or place, out of our daily lives. 473 more words


The Woods

The rain thundered into the trees surrounding me as I walked through the woods alone towards home. It was bitterly cold, forcing me to pull my thick jacket tighter around myself in an effort to remain comfortably warm in the late December chill. 1,455 more words

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Walking on Glass by Iain Banks

Well…this is a strange one. Iain Banks’ second novel, Walking on Glass, is not quite as well regarded as some of his others, but I really liked it. 525 more words


a recent reading miscellany: bits & bobs

Books mentioned in this post:

Korakas by Anne Holloway

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Slade House by David Mitchell

Complicity by Iain Banks

2015 ended with a flurry of reading activity, much of it quality stuff. 1,325 more words


A Song Of Stone

I am reviewing A Song Of Stone by Iain Banks which is a very good book. This book is a kind of fantasy in the vein of Mad Max in that it is an armaggeddon like world ravaged by civil war and where people have had to leave there homes to survive. 170 more words


The Wasp Factory

I am reviewing the novel The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks which is a very good book. This novel was very controversial when it was published and was a critical and commercial success. 219 more words