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.
Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.
One of the most brilliant first novels I have come across * Telegraph *
One of the top 100 novels of the century * Independent *
Read it if you dare * Express *
A brilliant book, barmy and barnacled with the grotesque * New Statesman *
Macabre, bizarre and impossible to put down * Financial Times *
Brilliant . . . irresistible . . . compelling * New York Times *