I haven't read his earlier books in years and it's high time I did. I will start by revisiting The Wasp Factory and drink a toast to the man with a nice single malt.I just took it as bad luck, basically. It did strike me almost immediately, my atheist sort of thing kicked in and I thought ha, if I was a God-botherer, I'd be thinking, why me God? What have I done to deserve this? And I thought at least I'm free of that, at least I can simply treat it as bad luck and get on with it.