My Review of THE WASP FACTORY

My Review of THE WASP FACTORY


Hi! Today I’m doing a review of THE WASP FACTORY by Iain Banks. That’s as
much as the cover as I dare show without taking this off. I got it on interlibrary
loan. So, yes, THE WASP FACTORY. This was Iain
Banks’ first novel, and actually, it was at the suggestion of a blogger friend that
I decided to read Iain Banks. And I think he’s better known for science fiction,
but this first novel was astonishing. I think that’s a good word for it. It’s
about a guy named Frank … well, a character named Frank, and he lives with his father
and his family situation is dysfunctional to say the least. And he is
a psychopath. I mean the guy is nuts, but bear with me here. I mean, at first, I
wasn’t sure I was going to like it for that reason. But the thing is somehow or
other … okay, let me back up. Frank is living on this island in Scotland, and
there’s a town nearby that he occasionally goes to and his father also goes to and gets
drunk in and he gets drunk there too, for that matter. He has a brother named
Eric, and Eric apparently has been hospitalized, because he’s nuts and does
things like sets dogs on fire. But this is a highly suspenseful novel, because
Eric has escaped apparently from this place and is coming home. And it’s
obvious that Frank is very nervous about this and what’s going to happen when Eric
arrives. So there’s a high degree of suspense in this novel and,
at the same time, it’s absolutely hilarious. I mean this guy is
totally nuts, but when he talks about Eric he says, “It’s a good thing I’m so
sane.” And all I’ll say is that somehow this … oh, if you don’t have a
strong stomach for animal torture scenes or death scenes, don’t read this book.
That’s another thing that almost put me off the book. It’s the deaths of
animals and stuff that’s kind of horrible, but somehow it’s written in a
way that is just so compelling and funny. I couldn’t get over how funny it was for
being so gross, actually. So I actually recommend this book, but
just beware that there’s a lot in there that might turn your stomach or make you
say, “Oh, this is sick!” I guess it’s a kind of a “Pulp Fiction”-y kind of humor.
Somehow you find humor in things that are violent or sick? I don’t know. I don’t
understand why that happens, but it does happen, and this book is actually very
also eloquently written. Just beautifully written. So this is actually a
recommendation for the book, even though there’s violence and the guy is just
crazy, but you come to understand why. That’s the thing. You eventually
understand why he’s the way he is. And it’s so sad. It’s just sad,
funny. That’s all I’ll say. Sad, funny, outrageous, violent.
The end. Also, if you’d like to get a copy of the book, I’ll put a link in the
description to the video down below that you can click on and get it at Amazon or
other places if I can find it other places. Okay, that’ll be it then, and I’ll
talk to you later!

Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky (negative people) – law 10

Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky (negative people) – law 10


You can die from someone else’s misery — emotional
states are as infectious as diseases. You may feel you are helping the drowning man
but you are only precipitating your own disaster. The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune
on themselves; they will also draw it on you. Associate with the happy and fortunate instead. These types of relationships will always exist,Naturally we feel drawn to help those close
to us, whether this be a friend, spouse or family member. While it’s clearly important
to be there for those you care and love it’s those who feign having your self interest
in mind that you must be wary of. These are one’s who appear to be play the ‘innocent
victim’ while placating on your emotions for aid. In the process they make their misfortune
and misery your own by becoming dependent on you. forming a parasitic relationship Transgression Of The Law
In the 1840’s there was a famous dancer by the name of Lola Montez. Lola’s life can
be summed up as one giant catastrophe after another. Everybody she touched ended up either
dead, broke or ostracized from their community. she decided conquer King Ludwig of Bavaria. which worked as planned. Ludwig couldn’t
resist Lola. His love and affection for her grew day by day as he showered her with lavish
gifts and land. The King’s entourage tried to wake him up to the dangers of the affair,
but those who criticized Lola were promptly fired. Lola, drunk on power began using any excuse
to punish citizens for any small quarrel she caused. Lola had garnered an infectious
image that poisoned Ludwig’s. The citizens of Bavaria began to question and even turn
on him. Regardless, Ludwig made Lola his ‘countess’. Tension rose further within the city and as
a result, riots broke out throughout the realm. A once peaceful land was virtually in the
grip of civil war,  By February 1848 Ludwig was finally unable to withstand the pressure.
With great disappointment he ordered Lola to leave Bavaria immediately. For the next
five weeks the Baverians’ wrath was turned against their formerly beloved King. One month
later he was forced to abdicate. The next man she encountered was a promising
young English officer named George Trafford Heald. He fell under her spell and they got
married. Shortly after the officer ended up losing his position in the Army. Ostracized
from English society he moved to Portugal where he lived in poverty. After a few months
his short life ended in a boating accident. Lola then moved to California where she met
and married a man named Pat Hull. Their relationship didnt last long and she left Hull for another
man. He took to drink and fell into a deep depression that lasted until he died four
years later. Interpretation
Each man was seduced and sucked in to this whirlwind of emotion she conjured. They would find themselves drawn into her problems but their emotional attachment to her would make them want to help her The infecting character type is not restricted
to women; it has nothing to do with gender. You could spend a lifetime studying the pathology
of infecting characters, but don’t waste your time — just learn the lesson. When
you suspect you are in the presence of an infecter, don’t argue, don’t try and help,
don’t pass the person on to your friends.or you will become enmeshed. Flee the infector’s presence or suffer the
consequences. Those misfortunate among us who have been
brought down by circumstances beyond their control deserve all the help and sympathy
we can give them. But there are others who are not born to misfortune or unhappiness,
but who draw it upon themselves by their destructive actions and habits The key is distinguishing the difference between
the two. Whether you’re interacting with someone new or starting a new relationship,
it would be wise to thoroughly understand the individuals character; and be aware if
this person will uplift you or slowly infect and destroy you. humans are extremely susceptible to the
moods, emotions and even the ways of thinking of those with whom they spend their time with.
The incurably unhappy and unstable have a particularly strong infecting power because
their characters and emotions are so intense. They often present themselves as victims,
making it difficult at first, to see their miseries as self inflicted. Before you realise
the real nature of their problems you have been infected by them.” how to Recognize an Infector 2. They draw misfortune upon themselves. 3. They have a turbulent past. 4. They have a long line of broken relationships. 5. They have an unstable career. 6. They have a forceful character that sweeps
you up and makes you lose reason. 7. They have a desire to destroy and unsettle
and is chronically dissatisfied. 8. Look at the effect that they have on the
world around them. What to Do When You Meet an Infector 1. Don’t argue with them or give them advice,
this is part of how they trap you 2. Don’t try to help them no matter what
they say. 3. Don’t pass the person onto your friends
or you will become enmeshed. Learn To Fear the Power of Infection The risk of associating with infectors is
that you will waste valuable time and energy trying to free yourself. Through a kind of
guilt by association, you will also suffer in the eyes of others. On the other side of the spectrum of infectors
are those people who attract happiness through their good cheer, natural buoyancy, and intelligence.
They are a source of pleasure, and you must associate with them to share in the prosperity
they draw upon themselves. All positive qualities can infect us 5 Ways to Affect Positive Change through Your
Association 1. If you are miserly by nature, associate
with the generous and they will infect you, opening up everything that is tight and restricted
in you. Only generous souls attain greatness. 2. If you are gloomy, gravitate to the cheerful. 3. If you are prone to isolation, force yourself
to befriend the gregarious. 4. Never associate with those who share your
defects—they will reinforce everything that holds you back. 5. Only create associations with positive
affinities. Reversal
This law has no reversal.. There is nothing to be gained by associating with those who
infect you with their misery; there is only power and good fortune to be obtained by associating
with the fortunate. Ignore this law at your own peril.