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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  

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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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Synopsis

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

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.


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Reviews

'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

About the Author

Irvine Welsh

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Irvine Welsh

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www.irvinewelsh.net/

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780099563075

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