First impressions

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  1. The other greate Iain Banks opening has to be the completely masterful ‘The Wasp Factory’:

    “I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped.”

    I’ve got a friend who loves Iain Banks’ science fiction stuff, but has *never* read The Wasp Factory (or Crow Road for that matter). I keep on trying to push them, and the wonderful Complicity…

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    1. Just found another great opener. ‘No one had seen her naked until her death.’ Sarah Dunant ‘The Birth of Venus’ – actually refers to a nun. Confess to not having read The Wasp Factory but like IB’s style especially Crow Road.

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      1. You should definitely read ‘The Wasp Factory’. I have to say its one of the most audacious books I think I’ve ever read, especially when you think that it was his first published novel.

        The only problem I had with it is because I’m a chemist. There is a bit at the end involving potassium bromide where I thought ‘his Dad is a spectroscopist’! I’m just such a nerd!

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