Trainspotting (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 17, 1996 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career—an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives.

It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave).

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User Review  - Sarah_Buckley - LibraryThing

One of My favorite Books/movies. I know that Irvine Welsh is not everyone's cup of tea but I really like his writing style. His books are always interesting and I always finish happy. Read full review

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This book reminded me of Requium For a Dream. It shows how messed up drugs will make you, and the extent to what you will do to get drugs. It's told from the perspective of several junkies...and at ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstacy, Filth (soon to be a major motion picture), Glue, Porno, and Crime, among other works. Welsh is also producing movies and writing screenplays. A native of Edinburgh, he lives in Chicago and Miami.

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