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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Britt84 - LibraryThing
I've heard this novel being described as 'hilarious', but I mainly found it dark and depressing. The novel follows a group of young Scottish drug addicts, in their daily lives. It's written in short ... Read full review
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Brilliant vignettes from varying members of a loose association of heroin addicts, mostly, in 1980's Scotland. Makes me want to tap up a vein and then knock my own teeth out for entertaining the ... Read full review