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Trainspotting

Welsh, Irvine (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Brace yourself, America, for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting—the novel and the film that became the cult sensations of Britain. 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 (A Shallow Grave).
Authors: Welsh, Irvine
Title: Trainspotting
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2002, c1996
Characteristics: 343 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Irvine Welsh
Notes: Originally published: London : Martin, Secker & Warburg, 1993
"First American edition 1996"--verso t.p
"First published as a Norton hardcover 2002"--verso t.p
ISBN: 9780393057249
0393057240
Branch Call Number: FICTION WELSH 2002
Subject Headings: Edinburgh (Scotland) Fiction Young men Fiction Drug addicts Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Topical Term: Young men
Drug addicts
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Brace yourself for €”an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. 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. (Also a movie starrin... Read More »


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Feb 15, 2011
  • daymakerdave rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read this from the Irvine Welsh Omnibus. Welsh's stuff is fun and tricky to read. All of his material is written in a phonetic style. The thick accents are impossible not to "hear" in your head. Every time I read a Welsh book, I think in a sort of Scottish/English accent for weeks after.

Oct 22, 2009
  • unreg_69632563 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Usually when i finish reading a book i have the pleasurable feeling of having completed something and the excited anticipation of starting my next read. Occasionally (very rarely), this glib feeling is replaced by a real sadness. By the realization that you won't get to have any more new time with these characters. That you can re-read the book a hundred times but there will be no more original moments. And I finish the book with the sad realization that I am going to miss these characters, whether I liked them or not.

This is one of those books.

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