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 it's 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.
  Reference: Listed in Jones & Newman 100 Best Horror Novels.

Octavo. pp. 184. Publisher's brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Dust jacket priced at
£7.95 net to front flap. in pictorial dust jacket.
  Condition: Fine in fine jacket   Ref: 107146   Price: HK$ 2,800