Ventun racconti che rivelano un Welsh fulmineo, straordinariamente incisivo e capace di sorprendere con la varietà delle invenzioni. Storie in cui accanto all’umanità trash cara all’autore di Trainspotting, sempre in giro tra pub, stadio e stazioni di polizia, e costantemente tormentata da una sessualità prepotente o repressa, troveremo anche le atmosfere più tese e rarefatte della suspense. Una miscela esplosiva di umorismo graffiante e situazioni drammatiche, un linguaggio sempre crudo e diretto, un gusto per il paradosso portato al limite. Tutta la forza corrosiva di un autore, ormai considerato di culto, che ci provoca di continuo con l’energia trasgressiva di ciò che assolutamente non è politically correct.
- ISBN: 8823519918
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 208
- Data di uscita: 02-11-2017
‘ I was anti-everything and everyone. ’ Irvine Welsh certainly knows where to find the pulse on the underbelly of society and all those who scurry there. The author and playwright best known for Trainspotting has a rhythm of life lived on the edge and in the gutter flowing marvelously through the short Leggi tutto
A collection of 21 short stories and a novella from the, at the time of publishing, enfant terrible of Scottish Fiction Irvine Welsh; and he doesn't hold back, asides from about a quarter of the stories being banal, the rest are ground breaking, at times shocking, and mostly could be seen as extensi Leggi tutto
Holy shit, how could I have forgotten to add this to my list already, this collection of breakneck vileness, this wretchedness you wrench your head away from in shame that it happens to be so gripping and so funny. In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they have invented a method for er Leggi tutto
Irvine Welsh is a fantastic writer. This is only the second book I've read from him (the first one being Filth), and I think I'm in love. There's this depressing underground feeling, a sense of no escape that he captures perfectly. We are all caught up in our bullshit, moving from day to day without Leggi tutto
Im very very impressed with this collection of stories. I came into it expecting raunchy, gritty, and bleak tales of drug abusing Scottish malcontents. I was not disappointed in this regard. But there was so much more here that I hadn’t seen coming: some incredibly inventive premises, some of which Leggi tutto
Tha cunt Irvine Welsh - ehs the dog's fuckin bollocks, ahm tellin ye.
I really enjoyed these stories. Like a lot of Welsh's work, the language and the settings capture something really special which is why I've decided to bump it up from 3 stars to 4 stars as 3 would be unjustifiable. I felt waves of nostalgia when reading certain reference points which I've only come Leggi tutto
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