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Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work, The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs and Reheated Cabbage. He divides his time between Florida, Ireland, and Scotland. show more



Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work, The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs and Reheated Cabbage. He divides his time between Florida, Ireland, and Scotland.

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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 4 months ago
Twenty years after the release of Trainspotting in 1993, Irvine Welsh wrote a prequel “Skagboys”. We are introduced to the main characters before they encounter heroin, and taken through the degradation of the working class in Scotland and elsewhere during the Thatcher years, including a poignant sc...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 2 years ago
Since this is a prequel to Trainspotting, I decided to read this one first. I got about an hour into the audio before realizing my mistake, as this seems like a series of disconnected vignettes about characters that the reader is supposed to already recognize. Not having read Trainspotting first, I ...
Hol
Hol rated it 4 years ago
I’m so unbelievably bummed this book is finished! I’ve had a lot of *stuff* going on lately and this book took my mind off it all and I got really attached to the brilliant character’s that Irvine Welsh always does so well. A transgressive style comedy, this book focused on Terry, a taxi driver fr...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 4 years ago
Would you want to read a book where the protagonist is fitness fanatic professional who uses abuse and shame to kick her victims clients into shape?Do you enjoy when this sort of thing happens?Me neither. And it's a shame because this was actually a good dark and twisty tale that kept me quite enter...
The Lexical Funk!
The Lexical Funk! rated it 4 years ago
Probably the most famous passage from the book: "Whin yir oan junk, aw ye worry about is scorin. Oaf the gear, ye worry aboot loads ay things. Nae money, cannae git pished. Goat money, drinkin too much. Cannae git a burd, nae chance ay a ride. git a burd, too much hassle, canne breathe withoot her g...
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