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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
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Jan 16, 14

The wasp factory paints a violent world. It’s a grotesque, sick and twisted world. It’s a world in which people and animals come to violent ends. The protagonist, 16 year old Frank, paints his own picture of adolescence.He lives with his reclusive and eccentric father in a large house on a Scottish island. Frank is obsessive; he's weird; he’s lonely, but he’s fascinatingly inventive and he creates his own mythology and a physical environment for himself that includes such weird contraptions as the wasp factory itself – a device that doesn't do much good to any passing wasp.

I started to sympathise with and even like Frank despite his monstrous, psychopathic actions.
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