I tried this before the film came out and found the Scottish dialect difficult to cope with and gave up. Then I saw the film and was able to return to the book with their voices in my head and found it to be very different and absolutely brilliant; not for the faint-hearted.
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Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food in to your mouth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yourself in a home, a total fucking embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you've produced. Choose life.
'A page-turner.. Trainspotting gives the lie to any cosy notions of a classless society'
Independent on Sunday
'The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent' Sunday Times
A novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy - a vernacular spectacular-the
stories we hear are retched from the gullet' Scotland on Sunday
Trainspotting marks the capital debut of a capital writer. This marvellous novel might
feel like a bad day in Bedlam, but boy is it exhilarating' Jeff Torrington
'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best
thing that has happened to British writing for decades' - Sunday Times
'One of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit
and force' - Nick Hornby, Times Literary Supplement
'As clever as Alasdair Gray, as elegant as Jeff Torrington, as passionate as James
Kelman, Welsh has got it all' - Tibor Fischer
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of CCV
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Irvine Welsh is the author of eight works of fiction including Trainspotting, Porno, Glue and The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs. He lives in Dublin.More About Irvine Welsh