Iain banks is one of the most inventive writers in the uk today, producing an extraordinary range of work, from family sagas set in present-day scotland to science fiction spanning vast gulfs of space and time. Whereas, in iain banks's, the wasp factory, the writer presents disturbing behaviour in a similar way, but from a different perspective iain banks similairly presents frank to have an unusual animalistic yet, predator-like behaviour to portray a different kind of character. Iain banks wrote 'the wasp factory' at the time thatcher was prime minister thatcher wasn't a popular figure in scotland they saw her as more of a dictator than somebody who was willing to help them. The following will elucidate how disturbing behaviour is conveyed in the novel the wasp factory by iain banks and the play, a streetcar named desire by tennessee williams in a streetcar named desire, the theme of violence is very frequent in the character stanley kowalski. Mark lord's - historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction search primary menu skip to content.
Written by iain banks 'the wasp factory' was a project set to create a potential film adaptation after reading the book it was only a matter of self interpretation i added my own take on the seventeen year-old character frank cauldhame and aimed to draw in the audience with my images and visuals. I will be studying the characterisation, setting, and the theme of this book the wasp factory by iain banks the wasp factory has 57, 748 ratings and 3,. Iain banks is remembered for having the creative wherewithal to imagine a world without capitalism he should also be remembered specifically for his views on our current state of affairs and the efforts he made, through his books, to hold a mirror up to it.
The wasp navigates its way through the tubes and through a variety of forks in the road until it means one of many ways the factory will kill it the factory contains everything from poisoned jam to a metal chamber that heats up and roasts the wasp alive. Iain m banks booklist iain m banks message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of the wasp factory frank cauldhame is the laird of his domain, surrounded by his sacrifice poles, which he ritualistically adorns with small-animal body parts, and his ultimate contrivance - the factory. Boekverslag engels the wasp factory door iain banks before he can understand all this eric signals his much anticipated arrival by setting fire to and panicking.
The wasp factory is as amusing as it is scary and the way that iain banks mixes these two ingredients together plays a big part in giving the book its unique literary flavour the central character, frank, is very easy to like, even though you can never be sure what he will do next or whether or not he will kill again. We were given a brief to create a range of promotional material for the movie release of a book i chose the wasp factory by iain banks as it allowed me to explore many different themes. The wasp factory iain banks 184 pages published in 1984 before you can start to read the wasp factory, you have to wade through the obligatory few pages of quotes praising the book. People invited to a presentation do not need a prezi iain banks's the wasp factory (1984) the wasp factory (1984) synopsis set on an island off the northeast. The wasp factory is a bizarre, what i like about the book is the setting and the narration style, both of which are fitting the wasp factory by iain banks.
John mullan on the use of explanation as a device in iain banks's the wasp factory john mullan their fates predict those of the novel's characters. Iain banks appearances in spring 2012 january 30th, 2012 in event news, uk-specific spring is nearly here, and with it comes the much-anticipated stonemouth - iain banks' new novel set in an estuary town in far-north scotland. The novel by iain banks, the wasp factory tells the story of 16-year-old frank cauldhame he lives on an island (unnamed) off the cost of scotland with his father, angus frank has no official status he has no birth certificate and no national insurance card at the direction of his father, he.
'a first person narrative set on a remote scottish nearly-island told by a normality-challenged teenage eccentric with severe violence issues' the wasp factory - iain banks are they too far-fetched to be believed. The wasp factory was written almost 30 years ago by iain banks, who sadly died in 2013 having previously read and enjoyed the crow road and raw spirit, and having watched and read tributes to him at the time of his death, i wanted to read his first novel. Agree with the reviewer - but the brilliant thing the wasp factory did for me, was set me up with an appetite to read other of iain banks' books - which i thoroughly enjoyed too regards, jacquie.
His parents had intended to name him iain menzies banks, but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and iain banks became the officially registered name despite this error, banks used the middle name and submitted the wasp factory for publication as iain m banks. After the wasp factory (1984) and two more iain banks novels that featured narrative vigor, an often black humour and huge vistas, there appeared consider phlebas (1987), a sure-enough space opera and the first of a long string of books set in the culture thereafter, m and no-m books more or less alternated, right up to the. Read the wasp factory by iain banks by iain banks by iain banks for free with a 30 day free trial read ebook on the web, ipad, iphone and android.