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The WASP FACTORY: A NOVEL de Iain Banks
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The WASP FACTORY: A NOVEL (1984 original; edició 1998)

de Iain Banks (Autor)

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Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outsIde a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return - an event that explodes the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly. Iain Banks' celebrated first novel is a work of extraordinary originality, imagination and horrifying compulsion: horrifying, because it enters a mind whose realities are not our own, whose values of life and death are alien to our society; and compulsive, because the humour and compassion of that mind reach out to us all.… (més)
Membre:Hunted315
Títol:The WASP FACTORY: A NOVEL
Autors:Iain Banks (Autor)
Informació:Simon & Schuster (1998), Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed. 1998, 184 pages
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The Wasp Factory de Iain Banks (1984)

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    Sempre hem viscut al castell de Shirley Jackson (taz_)
    taz_: I suspect that Iain Banks' "Wasp Factory" character Frank Cauldhame was inspired by Shirley Jackson's Merricat, as these two darkly memorable teenagers share a great many quirks - the totems and protections to secure their respective "fortresses", the obsessive superstitions that govern their daily lives and routines, their isolation and cloistered pathology, their eccentric families and dark secrets. Be warned, though, that "The Wasp Factory" is a far more explicit and grisly tale than the eerily genteel "Castle" and certainly won't appeal to all fans of the latter.… (més)
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    God's Own Country de Ross Raisin (Clurb, chrisharpe)
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    The Butcher Boy de Patrick McCabe (hubies)
  4. 31
    Complicity de Iain Banks (heidijane)
  5. 53
    Club de lluita de Chuck Palahniuk (arthurfrayn)
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    Geek Love de Katherine Dunn (wandering_star)
    wandering_star: Grotesqueries, family life and sibling rivalry.
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    The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches de Gaétan Soucy (hubies)
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    Tan dulce, tan amargo de Roberto Carrasco (nosoyretro)
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    Senyor de les mosques de William Golding (SqueakyChu)
    SqueakyChu: children being creepy
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    The Bridge de Iain Banks (xtien)
    xtien: Banks's debut novel.
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Una història macabra, desagradable en alguns moments. L'últim capítol desvetlla el sorprenent secret final i intenta explicar el sentit de tots els estranys esdeveniments que narra el protagonista. ( )
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Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim.

That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again.

It was just a stage I was going through.
Eric was crazy all right, even if he was my brother. He was lucky to have somebody sane who still liked him.
After I'd come to understand evolution and know a little about history and farming, I saw that the thick white animals I laughed at for following each other around and getting caught in bushes were the product of generations of farmers as much as generations of sheep; we made them, we moulded them from the wild, smart survivors that were their ancestors so that they would become docile, frightened, stupid, tasty wool-producers. We didn't want them to be smart, and to some extent their aggression and their intelligence went together.
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Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outsIde a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return - an event that explodes the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly. Iain Banks' celebrated first novel is a work of extraordinary originality, imagination and horrifying compulsion: horrifying, because it enters a mind whose realities are not our own, whose values of life and death are alien to our society; and compulsive, because the humour and compassion of that mind reach out to us all.

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