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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped.


Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village.

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35. Walking on Glass 

Hello there! Today I am having a day of mischief on the internet as it has been a while since I’ve been able to sit and get stuck in some eternal scroll. 728 more words


Book Review: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

3/5 Stars.

Well, that was…interesting. As a longtime fan of macabre, grotesque, and gruesome fiction, The Wasp Factory had been on my radar for nearly a decade. 288 more words


Jerusalem interview tapes, #11: discover the New Gospel according to Alan Moore

Following my feature on Alan Moore’s Jerusalem, I’ve been posting edited highlights from the 30,000-word interview transcript. In previous episodes, Alan Moore has joked about… 622 more words

August-September 2016 Books Read

Busy and no Internet got me tied back in updating my beloved blog. Hopefully, I’ll get back on track this month of October for much catching up on my reviews, books to read, and more projects to accomplish. 119 more words


The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks 

Set in the seclusion of a house surrounded by bounds of Scottish nature, The Wasp Factory follows an unnerving tale where death and destruction are eagerly welcomed. 139 more words


If A Book Makes Me Feel Sick, I Know It's Good Writing

When you think about it, reading fiction is a strange activity. It involves staring at symbols on a page or screen, ignoring all distractions, and yet it can take us to other worlds. 841 more words