A contemporary classic. Cult, gothic, macabre, twisted. Not for the faint-hearted.
Full of tormented and tortured human beings. The animals don’t fare any better either. A novel that makes me feel sorry for wasps! Now that’s an achievement for you.
Dog lovers should not approach this novel.
The promise of the legendary twist-in-the-tale kept me reading to the end. Even so, I didn’t see it coming and the surprise wasn’t enough to save a very unpleasant tale for me. This wasn’t my first Iain Banks (I read The Business some years ago). It is surely my last.
Final analysis – migraine-inducing!