Trainspotting
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Trainspotting

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'An unremitting powerhouse of a novel that marks the arrival of a major new talent. Trainspotting is a loosely knotted string of jagged, dislocated 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. Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real McCoy. If you haven't heard of Irvine Welsh before-don't worry, you will' The Herald
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0
  • 0749336501
  • 9780749336509
  • 70,384

Review Text

"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."
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"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 * "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 *
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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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Rating details

114,363 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (43,685)
4 39% (44,186)
3 18% (20,278)
2 4% (4,424)
1 2% (1,790)
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