Filth

Filth

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Description

This is suitable only for persons of strong constitution. Contains: Drug use; Perversion; Murder; Corruption; Sexism; Racism; Law; Enforcement; and a tapeworm.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 287g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0
  • 0099583836
  • 9780099583837
  • 91,185

Review Text

A peculiar kind of brilliance
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A peculiar kind of brilliance * Sunday Telegraph * A snarling epic of a book...ugly, devastatingly funny, unremittingly nasty and pulls no punches... Don't dare miss it * Scotsman * Welsh firing on all cylinders... The best thing he has done since Trainspotting * Sunday Times * It is surely a remarkable cultural moment when a reviewer is offered cash in a bar for an advance copy of a literary novel... Filth is a masterpiece...squarely in the classic line of classic scottish writing * Independent * Things are going well for Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson. Promotion is in the offing, he's got all the booze and drugs he needs, and his various plots aimed at friends and colleagues seem to be working out. Robertson, compulsive and repulsive by turns, has only two problems. One is a case of racially-motivated murder on his patch. The other is that there's a nasty tapeworm in his gut and it seems intent on having its say... A brutally sustained achievement * Evening Standard *
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About Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.
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28,201 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 27% (7,618)
4 37% (10,305)
3 24% (6,885)
2 8% (2,273)
1 4% (1,120)
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