Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh (Author)
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Description

Trainspotting is the novel that launched the sensational career of Irvine Welsh - an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating group portrait of blasted lives in Edinburgh that has the linguistic energy of A Clockwork Orange and the literary impact of Last Exit to Brooklyn. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Begbie are as unforgettable a clutch of rude boys, junkies, and nutters as readers will ever encounter.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
June 17, 1996
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.48 X 0.92 X 8.22 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393314809
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About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, Dead Men's Trousers.

Reviews

Irvine Welsh writes with skill, wit, and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades.--Nick Hornby
Irvine Welsh may become one of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit, and force, and in a voice which those alienated by much current fiction clearly want to hear.
It is funny, unflinchingly abrasive, authentic, and inventive, unerringly on--and off--the pulse. It is a true cult, the kind of novel you press on perfect strangers. It validates a world fiction hasn't recognized before.
Irvine Welsh is the real thing--a marvelous admixture of nihilism and heartbreak, pinpoint realism (especially in dialect and tone) and almost archetypal universality.--David Foster Wallace