Iain Banks

I’ll never forget how I felt when I turned the last page of The Wasp Factory. I was stunned. Stunned by the talent, the story telling, the words I had just read. Iain had take me to a strange, troubled and disturbing world from where I didn’t want to leave.

And I still don’t.

Although I’m not a lover of the Iain M Banks novels, the man just doesn’t know how to write a bad book. God, I’m going to miss him.

You can tell from the pics below how proud I was to meet him at Wordfest in 2011 and have him sign my daughter’s copy of The Wasp Factory and my copy of Transition.

Let’s all send a prayer, a vibration to the universe to hope the man has peace and love in his final months.

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9 Comments

  1. Derek Flynn
    Apr 3, 2013

    Well said, Nettie. I’m still in shock since hearing the news this morning. Like you, Wasp Factory was my introduction to Iain Banks and what an introduction it was. Thoughts are with him and his new wife.

  2. Derek Flynn
    Apr 3, 2013

    Well said, Nettie. I’m still in shock since hearing the news this morning. Like you, Wasp Factory was my introduction to Iain Banks and what an introduction it was. Thoughts are with him and his new wife.

  3. Peter Domican
    Apr 3, 2013

    Terrible shame.

  4. Carol
    Apr 3, 2013

    So so sad!! He’s such a HUGE talent!

  5. Carol
    Apr 3, 2013

    So so sad!! He’s such a HUGE talent!

  6. Margot Kinberg
    Apr 3, 2013

    Lucky, lucky you, Nettie, to have met him…

  7. Margot Kinberg
    Apr 3, 2013

    Lucky, lucky you, Nettie, to have met him…

  8. Primortus
    Apr 4, 2013

    Such tragic, sad news. I’m amazed by his openness in reporting his condition. May his coming days be filled with joy!

  9. tracykuhn
    Apr 4, 2013

    This sums it up perfectly. I was really shocked and I really admire his typically strong reaction to his illness.

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