by Nate Ashley, August 21, 2009 10:05 AM
What is it that Frank has hidden up in the attic that could possibly tell the future? What does his father keep locked away in his private study? And when will his mentally disturbed brother, who escaped from the asylum, get home? Iain Banks's first novel delivers a truly original mix of macabre humor and bizarre imagery. Not only is it a well-written page turner, but the ending will make you want to reread the whole book from the beginning again.