I knew nothing about this book when I started reading it. Banks mentioned he decided to write 'what he knew about' in order to get published, so I expected some typical coming of age novel. I was definitely caught off guard. I didn't expect all the craziness, burning animals and murders.It was one of the most twisted books I have ever read. Banks managed to make me feel at the same time disgust and sympathy towards the main character. Yeah, anyway, just go read it. Especially if you like disturbing.