Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Paperback | October 12, 2004

byIrvine Welsh

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One of the most important novels of the late 20th century -- repackaged for a new generation.
     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.

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One of the most important novels of the late 20th century -- repackaged for a new generation.      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, pishin...

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“A novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy – a vernacular spectacular…the stories we hear are retched from the gullet.”—Scotland on Sunday“One of the most original writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force.”— Nick Hornby, Times Literary Supplement

Irvine Welsh is the author of seven works of fiction. Film rights for Porno have been sold to the company that made Trainspotting. He lives in San Francisco.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.78 × 5.13 × 1.09 inPublished:October 12, 2004Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099465892

ISBN - 13:9780099465898

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Great story, characters, writing and humor. I loved the movie, but the book's even better.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good once you get used to the "accents" It's a little difficult to read at first with the words spelled to indicate different accents, but it is a book that will make an impact on you - positive or negative.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trainspotting A good read, I dig the Scottish dialect.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Its not every day you find a book that strikes a chord with you, but this book did that for me. It is among the top 5 books I've ever read. The hypocrisy and sarcasm in it made me laugh out loud so many times that people were beginning to question my sanity.
Date published: 2001-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read I saw the movie first and thought it was great. The book is even better. It is my favorite book.
Date published: 2000-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book spotting this book is 1000000% better than the movie! I read the book before I saw the movie and i was super disapointed when i saw the movie. This book is kinda difficult to read, for it is written in the scottish acent! but you eventually get the hang of it! get this book you'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2000-02-08

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Editorial Reviews

“A novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy – a vernacular spectacular…the stories we hear are retched from the gullet.”
Scotland on Sunday

“One of the most original writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force.”
— Nick Hornby, Times Literary Supplement