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The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

1984 - Macmillan, London - First Edition
A fine copy of the author's important first novel. A twisted story of incidents in the lives of Scottish islanders and one child in particular, highly controversial at the time of its release:-

‘Brilliant’ -
The New York Times.
‘Rubbish’ -
The Times.
‘Macabre, bizarre, and impossible to put down’ -
The Financial Times.
‘A work of unparalleled depravity’ -
The Irish Times.
‘One of the top 100 novels of the century’ - The Independent.

So there you have it, to be read with caution.
 
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Feersum Endjinn – SIGNED - Iain M. Banks

1994 - Orbit, London - First Edition
A fine copy of Banks’ science-fiction saga, signed by him on the title page.

As the Encroachment looms not far from the towering walls of Serehfa Fastness, King Asijine goes to war with the Engineers, his chief scientist, Gadfium, receives a mysterious message she has been waiting for from the Plain of Sliding Stones, and Bascule the Teller, in search of an ant, enters the chaos of the crypt...
 
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Lanark - A Life in Four Books - Signed - Alasdair Gray

2001 - Canongate Books, Edinburgh - Number 1179 of 2000 Limited Edition Sets
A fine four volume set, number 1179 of 2000, with the the slipcase signed by Alasdair Gray.

Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind’s inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.’

‘Widely recognised as a modern classic, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was first published in 1981 and immediately established him as one of Britain's leading writers. Comparisons have been made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. This edition published in 2001, includes new autobiographical
Tailpiece’ [Canongate]

‘It was time Scotland produced a shattering work of fiction in the modern idiom. This is it … [Gray is] the best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott’ – Anthony Burgess.

‘I was absolutely knocked out by Lanark. I think it’s the best in Scottish literature this century’ – Iain Banks.


‘Remarkable … A work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches’ – William Boyd. 
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