The Job of the Wasp

The Job of the Wasp Review

A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that’s when the corpses start turning up.

A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and an obsessive murder mystery all-in-one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.

Title:The Job of the Wasp
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Blair

    Right from the start, The Job of the Wasp is utterly disquieting. Everything about it just feels somehow off, though it's difficult to put your finger on exactly what the problem is. Perhaps it's the ...

  • Jessica Sullivan

    Imagine Lord of Flies if it were a surreal, gothic ghost story written by Jesse Ball. That's the best way I can describe this bizarre little book.The Job of the Wasp begins with an unnamed narrator sh...

  • Lori

    This was my first date with Colin Winnette, and will most definitely not be my last. I inhaled this book in nearly one sitting. Equal parts Lord of the Flies, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and Turn o...

  • Elijah

    Yo holy fuck ...

  • Emily May

    Too strange, cold, and emotionally-detached for my tastes. I should have probably felt something when the corpses started to show up, but I didn't....

  • Michelle

    I've got to say that I was confused through most of this book. There were glimpses of some good creepy scenes but my mind just couldn't fully grasp what was happening. Maybe it's me. Maybe I just didn...

  • Vivek Tejuja

    An unnamed narrator shows up at a mysterious facility for orphaned boys. The world is strange, eerie and everything seems to be sinister, even the Headmaster. He hears whispers at night. His classmate...

  • Ron S

    A Gothic Lord of the Flies filled with comedic horror from a unique voice....

  • Robert McKinnon

    Since I read REVELATION, where his character shares icy beers with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, I have been continually amazed at Colin Winnette's originality. Through HAINTS STAY, a new Weste...

  • Steve

    I read most of this novel in a single sitting, outdoors in eerie, uncomfortable weather on the edge of a hurricane to the south. Which I wouldn't usually mention in response to a book but in this case...