Marabou Stork Nightmares

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Fiction - 264 pages
33 Reviews
The acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as "the best thing that has happened to British writing in a decade" (London Sunday Times). This audacious novel is a brilliant (and literal) head trip of a book that brings us into the wildly active, albeit coma-beset, mind of Roy Strang, whose hallucinatory quest to eradicate the evil predator/scavenger marabou stork keeps being interrupted by grisly memories of the social and family dysfunction that brought him to this state. It is the sort of lethally funny cocktail of pathos, violence, and outrageous hilarity that only Irvine Welsh can pull off.
  

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User Review  - Chris Michael - Goodreads

This was my first foray into the writing of Irvine Welsh, and I have to say that I was incredibly impressed. Prior to reading this, I mostly just knew that Welsh was the guy who wrote "Trainspotting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I toyed with giving this book both 3 stars and 5 so in the end plumped with the average of 4! In favour of the lower mark is the fact that when set against Welsh's other works (and I am a massive fan ... Read full review

Contents

Another Lost Empire
3
The Scheme
19
The Pursuit Of Truth
33
Leptoptilos Crumeniferus
55
part two The City Of Gold
59
Into The City Of Gold
61
Huckled In The City Of Gold
75
Escape From The City Of Gold
87
Kim Visits
157
Marabou Stork Hunting
159
Winners And Losers
163
The Flamingo Massacres
171
part four The Paths Of SelfDeliverance
175
Respect
177
Zero Tolerance
195
Running
215

Trouble In The Hills
91
The Praying Mantis
119
Bernard Visits
127
part three On The Trail Of The Stork 11 Casuals
133
Miss Xs Confessions
227
SelfDeliverance With A Plastic Bag
233
Facing The Stork
257
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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh on September 27, 1958. After leaving school, he lived in London for awhile, but eventually returned to Edinburgh where he worked for the city council in the housing department. He received a degree in computer science and studied for an MBA at Heriot Watt University. His first novel, Trainspotting, was published in 1993 and was adapted as a film starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle in 1996. He became a full-time writer in August 1995. His other works include The Acid House (1994), Marabou Stork Nightmares (1995), Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance (1996), Filth (1998), Glue (2001), and Porno (2002). He also wrote the plays Headstate (1994) and You'll Have Had Your Hole (1998).

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