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Trainspotting

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Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 30mm | 359.99g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099465892
  • 9780099465898
  • 4,799

About Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eight previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.show more

Review quote

"Abhorrently dark and raw to the core, Trainspotting is an insight into one of life's many ugly personalities - addiction and the accompanying domino effect of grim inevitabilities... Irvine Welsh's novel will always be a cult classic." -- Tori Chalmers Culture Trip "The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent" Sunday Times "The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the bible" Rebel Inc "Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades" Sunday Times "An unremitting powerhouse of a novel that marked the arrival of a major new talent... Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real McCoy" Heraldshow more

Review Text

A collection of tales that lay bare the hearts of darkness of the junkies, wide-boys and psychos who ride in the down escalator of opportunity in the nation's capital.show more

Back cover copy

âThe best book ever written by man or woman⦠Deserves to sell more copies than the Bibleâ Rebel Inc Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life. âWelsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decadesâ Sunday Times âAn unremitting powerhouse of a novel that marked the arrival of a major new talent⦠Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real McCoyâ Herald âA novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy â a vernacular spectacular⦠The stories we hear are retched from the gulletâ Scotland on Sundayshow more

Rating details

108,207 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 38% (40,823)
4 39% (41,947)
3 18% (19,425)
2 4% (4,279)
1 2% (1,733)

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The entire book is in scots, once you get used to the language, it will flow alongshow more
by Jamee Naylor
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