Skagboys Mark Renton series Book 1

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - But, rent falls apart and starts hanging around with his old pals, in this prequel to Trainspotting, including Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, after the death of his younger brother, and being drawn irresistibly into their wacked-out plans. Set against 1980s thatcher-era edinburgh—with its high unemployment, low expectations, and hard-to-come-by money and drugs?Irvine Welsh’s colorful crew lunges from one darkly hilarious misadventure to the next.

Skagboys Mark Renton series Book 1 #ad - Gritty, moving, and exhilarating, Skagboys paints their dizzying downward spiral with scabrous humor and raw language. Prequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welsh’s colorful miscreants first went wrong. Mark renton’s life seems to be on track: university, pretty girlfriend, even social success.

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Trainspotting Mark Renton series Book 2

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Rents, sick boy, spuds, swanney, and seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, Mother Superior, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career—an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives.

Trainspotting Mark Renton series Book 2 #ad - It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr. S last exit to Brooklyn did for his. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle Shallow Grave.

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Porno Mark Renton series Book 3

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Sick boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. To make it work, and troubles to rival his own; old pal mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, ego, a student with ambition, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, "Juice" Terry.

Porno Mark Renton series Book 3 #ad - In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble. Porno is a novel about the trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

The trainspotting lads are back. And in worse shape than ever. In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film.

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Yes, things are going badly for this utterly corrupt tribune of the law, but in an Irvine Welsh novel nothing is ever so bad that it can't get a whole lot worse. Grade: A-. The last thing robertson needs is a messy, racially fraught murder, even if it means overtime—and the opportunity to clinch the promotion he craves.

Courtney weaver, the new york times book review "the corrupt Edinburgh cop-antihero of Irvine Welsh's best novel since Trainspotting is an addictive personality in another sense: so appallingly powerful is his character that it's hard to put the book down. The rapid-fire rhythm and pungent dialect of the dialogue carry the reader relentlessly toward the literally filthy denouement.

Filth #ad - . Village voice literary supplement, "our 25 favorite books of 1998" "Welsh excels at making his trash-spewing bluecoat peculiarly funny and vulnerable—and you will never think of the words 'Dame Judi Dench' in the same way ever again. With the christmas season upon him, detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's finest is gearing up socially—kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam.

There are some sizable flies in the ointment, a nagging cocaine habit, though: a missing wife and child, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extramarital affairs. Charles winecoff, Entertainment Weekly. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades.

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Glue

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Glue has the irvine welsh trademarks—crackling dialogue, and black, scabrous set pieces, black humor—but it is also a grown-up book about growing up—about the way we live our lives, and what happens to us when things become unstuck. Their mutual loyalty is fused in street morality: Back up your mates, and, don't hit women, most important, never snitch—on anyone.

An epic novel about the bonds of friendship from the author of Trainspotting. The story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh projects, the experiences, Glue is about the loyalties, and the secrets that hold friends together through three decades. The boys become men: juice terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, the milky Bar Kid, playing to his strengths; Carl, with corkscrew curls and sticky fingers; Billy the boxer, controlled, drifting along to his own soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, driven, exceedingly thin-skinned and vulnerable to catastrophe at every turn.

Glue #ad - Its heft and narrative breadth should convince any remaining skeptics that Welsh—now effectively the grand old man of in-your-face Scottish fiction—is a writer to be taken seriously. Publishers Weekly starred review. Stocked with his usual quirky, sympathetic characters, this rollicking new tale sparkles with the writer's trademark satiric wit.

We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century—from punk to techno, from speed to E.

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A Decent Ride: A Novel

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Vintage #ad - A decent ride? the meaning of the title is starting to sink in now, huh? Has he finally met his match in hurricane 'bawbag'? can he discover the fate of the missing beauty, will juice be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, the man-child Wee Jonty, Ronald Checker? And, and keep her idiot-savant lover, crucially, Jinty Magdalen, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without .

So buckle your seatbelts and prepare for one unforgettable ride. Juice is a man who contains multitudes: he's a top shagger, drug-dealing, gonzo pornstar and taxi driver. Irvine welsh returns to edinburgh, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters—'Juice' Terry Lawson—that's thick on the Scottish brogue, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, heavy on the filth and masterful in its comedic timing.

A Decent Ride: A Novel #ad - A decent ride sees irvine welsh back in edinburgh, this time with one of his most compelling and popular characters front and center: the rampaging force of nature that is 'Juice' Terry Lawson, first seen in Glue. As we ride along in juice's cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, each of whom present their own, Juice encounters a series of charmingly filthy characters, uh, unique challenges.

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The Acid House

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - He specializes particularly in cosmic reversals—God turn a hapless footballer into a fly; an acid head and a newborn infant exchange consciousnesses with sardonically unexpected results—always displaying a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and detail. Irvine welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan.

The Acid House #ad - He is called "the scottish celine of the 1990s" Guardian and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" Weekend Scotsman. Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy, Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity, of his generally depraved, lazy, manipulative, well hidden as it is, and vicious characters.

Irvine welsh is one hilariously dangerous writer who always creates a sensation.

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Crime: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Complicated, unsettling and at times beautiful. Publishers weekly, starred reviewin the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. Is he really in the right shape to be playing knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old girl? Will his best instincts and worst judgments get them both killed, or find him the redemption he seeks?

Crime: A Novel #ad - . From there, as lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancée, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, and cokehappy locals who lead him back into old habits and leave him to care for a child. He’s placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami.

. An inimitable combination of dark realism, satire and psychological insight.

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Marabou Stork Nightmares

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - It is the sort of lethally funny cocktail of pathos, violence, and outrageous hilarity that only Irvine Welsh can pull off. For anyone who gets high on language, this book is a fantastic trip. A real tour de force. Madison smartt bell, spinthe acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as "the best thing that has happened to British writing in a decade" London Sunday Times.

This audacious novel is a brilliant and literal head trip of a book that brings us into the wildly active, mind of Roy Strang, albeit coma-beset, whose hallucinatory quest to eradicate the evil predator/scavenger marabou stork keeps being interrupted by grisly memories of the social and family dysfunction that brought him to this state.

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Post Office: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Postal Service. It began as a mistake. By middle age, henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U. S. This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, booze, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers.

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