The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks


Equally disgusting and compelling, The Wasp Factory is a disturbing glimpse into the life and mind of 16 year old serial killer Frank. A perverse tale wrapped in cruelty, irony and complete disassociation in a world so repulsive Frank's insanity seems almost acceptable. Iain Banks' intricate descriptions of Frank's bizarre rituals and ultra graphic violence leave you feeling sick and intrigued.
Only when you think you have everything figured out does the final twist rip everything to shreds leaving you astonished but also nauseous.
For fans of trangressive fiction like American Psycho and Clockwork Orange, MUST have a dark sense of humour before reading.
- Toby