The Wasp Factory
'One of the most brilliant first novels I have come across' Telegraph
'One of the top 100 novels of the century' Independent
'Brilliant...irresistible...compelling' New York Times
'Macabre, bizarre, and impossible to put down' Financial Times
' Read it if you dare' Daily Express
The Wasp Factory is a bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath - one of the most infamous of contemporary Scottish novels.
'Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different 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.'
Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.
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