IAIN BANKS The Wasp Factory

ISBN 13: 9780349139180

The Wasp Factory

3,85 valoración promedio
( 52.268 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780349139180: The Wasp Factory

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath.

Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least:

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.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

"I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped. I already knew something was going to happen; the Factory told me."

Those lines begin one of the most infamous of contemporary Scottish novels. The narrator, Frank Cauldhame, is a weird teenager who lives on a tiny island connected to mainland Scotland by a bridge. He maintains grisly Sacrifice Poles to serve as his early warning system and deterrent against anyone who might invade his territory.

Few novelists have ever burst onto the literary scene with as much controversy as Iain Banks in 1984. The Wasp Factory was reviled by many reviewers on account of its violence and sadism, but applauded by others as a new and Scottish voice--that is, a departure from the English literary tradition. The controversy is a bit puzzling in retrospect, because there is little to object to in this novel, if you're familiar with genre horror.

The Wasp Factory is distinguished by an authentically felt and deftly written first-person style, delicious dark humor, a sense of the surreal, and a serious examination of the psyche of a childhood psychopath. Most readers will find that they sympathize with and even like Frank, despite his three murders (each of which is hilarious in an Edward Gorey fashion). It's a classic of contemporary horror. --Fiona Webster

About the Author:

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the original publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, recently selected in a British poll as one of the top 100 novels of the century. Since then he has gained enormous popular and critical acclaim with further works of fiction and, as Iain M. Banks, science fiction. He lives in Scotland.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AA29780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,36
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

IAIN BANKS
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803491391800000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AA29780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Abacus 2013-06-27 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Abacus 2013-06-27, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-05000206

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,33
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Banks, Iain
Editorial: Abacus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Abacus, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000906722

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,56
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,06
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Little, Brown 2013-06-27, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown 2013-06-27, London, 2013. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,34
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Banks, Iain
Editorial: Little, Brown Book Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Book Group, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. 2013. Paperback. Iain Banks' momentous first novel, published in 1984 is being reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 200. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Banks, Iain
Editorial: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Book Group. Estado de conservación: New. 2013. Paperback. Iain Banks' momentous first novel, published in 1984 is being reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 200. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Abacus (2013)
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 20
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Abacus, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Iain Banks
Editorial: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349139180 ISBN 13: 9780349139180
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks, '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. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780349139180

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,10
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,74
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda