Audiobook Review: The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
4 Stars , Reviews / July 28, 2015

The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble is a fascinating look into one man’s life, and his relationship with his brother. Jonathan is the younger brother of a much better looking, but also simple minded Roger. Much of this book revolves around their relationship and the impact it has on Jonathan’s life. The book is set in the 70s, and honestly, could never be placed in current day. There are a few mysterious deaths, and the use of todays technologies¬†(cell phone signals/localization, security cameras, etc) would completely obliterate some of the mystery, providing investigators with concrete proof, something to work with. But I enjoyed it and thought it worked well. We are never told exactly what is “wrong” with Roger. Honestly, I don’t think Jonathan knows exactly, just that his brother is mentally impaired in some way and not able to function normally in society. But not any way that you would easily recognize, he is someone that can pass as “normal” at least on visual inspection. During their childhood, Roger starts working on the “insect farm”. At first it seems to be a good hobby, something he can work on and be excited about. But then it becomes an obsession…