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The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks | Horror
Registered by shnedwards of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/16/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by FreePages): travelling


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7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by shnedwards from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

8 out of 10

Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.

Replacement copy for stalled bookray, here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4910149

Mailing order:

ealasaidmae, US
Bibliocrates, US
bartonz, US
GateGypsy, Canada
taniazed, Australia
freelunch, Australia
cat207, Australia
Shelly3110, Australia

Finished! 


Journal Entry 2 by shnedwards from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, August 01, 2008

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On its way to esm! Hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 3 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Thursday, August 07, 2008

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It's here! Thanks, shnedwards... 


Journal Entry 4 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Saturday, August 16, 2008

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I'm impressed! Is that disturbing, given what this book is? Maybe. It's tremendously weird, but brilliantly written and very funny. I wish mystery writers were as original in their murder methods as Frank is. Esmerelda was my favorite. I was a little disappointed by the ending. I don't think the "twist" was nearly as shocking as Banks meant it to be. There were clues throughout the story, though I wasn't sure exactly how they would play out. But overall I loved this book. It was so vivid and colorful - just a wonderfully entertaining read. Thank you for getting this started again, shnedwards! I have Bibliocrates's address and will mail the book on Monday. 


Journal Entry 5 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Monday, August 18, 2008

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on its way to Bibliocrates... 


Journal Entry 6 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Thursday, August 21, 2008

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This book arrived safely here in Trinity, Alabama Wednesday afternoon, but I was out and about and didn't open my mail right away. Thanks for sending it my way ealasaidmae. I will get to it as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 7 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Monday, November 10, 2008

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book, very dark.

Thank you for sharing shnedwards, will mail to bartonz shortly! 


Journal Entry 8 by Bibliocrates at Bellevue, Washington USA on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/12/2008 UTC) at Bellevue, Washington USA

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This book is on its way to bartonz to continue the ring. I hope you enjoy it :) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Saturday, November 22, 2008

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GateGypsy asked to be skipped and taniazed's profile asks that she be skipped 


Journal Entry 10 by wingbartonzwing at Snail Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 12, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (12/12/2008 UTC) at Snail Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to freelunch 


Journal Entry 11 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Sunday, December 28, 2008

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received today, thanks to bartonz for sending it on, and to shnedwards for oganizing this bookray. 


Journal Entry 12 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Thursday, January 15, 2009

8 out of 10

isn't this a twisted little tale...

This is the first Iain Banks I've read and it won't be the last.

cat207 has asked to be skipped so I've sent this book on to Shelly3110 today... 


Journal Entry 13 by Shelly3110 from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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the book arrived today. I have a few books ahead of this one so will get to it as soon as possible.

Thanks freelunch for posting and shnedwards for sharing. 


Journal Entry 14 by Shelly3110 from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

7 out of 10

Very dark and unusual book, enjoyed it though.
Posted off today to FreePages in ACT, Australia. 


Journal Entry 15 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, March 23, 2009

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Caught "The Wasp Factory" today!

Thanks Shelly3110 and everyone else who passed it on before.

I'm very obsessed about the 1001 list at the moment, and I'm interested to see if this dark tale measures up.

:-)

I've got a couple of other books lined up first and if no bookrings arrive I should be able to read this one soon.
Thanks again. 


Journal Entry 16 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, November 26, 2009

7 out of 10


Well bookrings turned up in abundance after I received this book, but once I was able to read it, it is a very quick read.
What an odd imagination that this author has to write about such a twisted anti-hero. At first, I thought psychopaths must be born not made, but reading the twist near the end made me wonder again.
Such convincing writing, it was like watching a train wreck, I just couldn’t draw my eyes away from it. There was quite a bit of Scottish dark humour.
I wonder if reading the book a second time after knowing the twist if it would read differently, I think it might. A very worthy addition to the 1001 list.
Thanks for the opportunity to read this, not a book for everyone, I would think.
 


Journal Entry 17 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, January 22, 2010

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This book is on the 1001 books you must read before you die" list that I've been obsessing about recently.
It's going travelling to a Canberra Bookcrossing Meet up.
So I won't be going empty handed. In a bag of books actually :-)

It's at King O'Malley's Pub. 


Journal Entry 18 by FreePages at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (1/23/2010 UTC) at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Released at King O'Malley's Pub to Ed009.

Enjoy

:-) 


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