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... show more
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).
Publish date: June 17th 1996
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
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...
Fuckin cauld tae stay here Renton, Sick Boy smirks. Aye, sure it is, comes Rent Boy's fastidious reply. Yae hear that Begbie has whacked another cunt oot oaf his miserable lunacy, Spud comments fae behind, haulding the glass of export. Aye, sure did and wudve done again, Spud didn't notice that Begb...
Je me suis laissé traîner dans la boue pendant ce qui a semblé durer une éternité. J'y ai très bien survécu, pas de problème, merci. Je n'aime rien (sauf la drogue), je ne hais rien (sauf ce qui peut m'empêcher de m'en procurer) et je ne crains rien (sauf manquer).Ils s'installent.L'un deux fait:- C...
3.3 stars if I can do that... :)A really gut-wrenching story and that speaks to the author's abilities that he made everything so real and emotional.However, while I appreciate the attempt to make the story as life-like as possible with the Scottish vernacular, that is the main reason this book is n...
I actually quite enjoyed this book though some parts of it were really hard to take. There's a lot of vulgarity, sex and violence, but the book also talks about some important issues, such as Scottish nationalism, HIV/AIDS, drug use (there's a LOT of drug use), racism in the UK and the problems in N...