Trainspotting

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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  - qkennedy - LibraryThing

The crazy and deranged lifestyle of the characters in this book was absolutely shocking, however the content of their internal dialogue was thoroughly entertaining. A character would will the pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - marsattacks28 - Overstock.com

Saw the movie before I read the book and that was a shame because this book is great. Not to mention the original printing of this book was a plus. Way to go Overstock Read full review

Contents

Scotland Takes Drugs In Psychic Defence The Class
95
Inter Shitty Na Na and Other Nazis The First Shag
153
Courting Disaster Junk Dilemmas No 66 Deid Dugs
177
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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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