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The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit film

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 309g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099465892
  • 9780099465898
  • 1,086

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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.
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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 * The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the bible * Rebel Inc * The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent * Sunday Times * Welsh's skill as a storyteller is undeniable, bringing both wit and compassion to a grim subject matter. If you liked Danny Boyle's film adaptation, you'll love the original. -- Maddy Searle * i * 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 *
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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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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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