«Il libro più eccitante che Welsh abbia mai scritto.»
Los Angeles Weekly su Colla
«Straordinario ed esilarante.»
New York Times Book Review su Colla
1970, Edimburgo. Andrew, Billy, Carl e Terry si conoscono, bambini, tra i banchi di scuola e crescono nella corea, uno dei più squallidi sobborghi della capitale scozzese. 1980. Ormai adolescenti, i quattro amici condividono le prime esperienze che «contano»: le risse con gli hooligans, le sbornie violente, il sesso cattivo e la droga. Negli anni Novanta si perdono di vista, prendono strade diverse: c’è chi diventa un pugile, chi un dj strafamoso e strafatto, chi un tossico disperato, chi un bullo spavaldo zeppo di alcol e sesso. Per poi ritrovarsi tutti – o quasi – all’alba del nuovo secolo, ormai quarantenni, sempre più ai margini della società, sempre più bruciati dalla vita, ma ancora straordinariamente amici.
«Irvine Welsh è la cosa più bella che sia capitata alla nostra narrativa negli ultimi dieci anni.»
The Sunday Times
«C’è uno scrittore più distruttivo, nichilista, spietato e al contempo più innamorato della vita di Irvine Welsh? Difficile... quasi impossibile.»
Corriere della Sera
- ISBN: 8823503507
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 570
- Data di uscita: 25-10-2012
Fantastic. Great characters. Loved following these boys.
for me, i found 'glue' to be an epic novel. 556 pages that i read in 48 hours. i don't remember anything about those days other than totally immersing myself in this novel. i really hadn't felt truly excited by a novel in a long time, although i'm often reading things i enjoy. it was everything abou Leggi tutto
"What would have happened if Jesus had been late for the last supper, boys?" "Eh would've goat fuck all tae eat." This is really more of a 3-star book in its majority, but a 4-star book in truth, and I'll explain why in a minute. If you read Welsh, this one will seem mighty familiar: a bunch of schemin Leggi tutto
Just fucking brilliant. This incredible epic is Welsh at his finest.
"Glue" is about four boys from working class families in Edinburgh. It follows them from being small kids to adulthood, with some stops along the way. It runs roughly parallel with Welsh's "Trainspotting" and some of the characters from "Trainspotting" make brief appearances in "Glue" as they know s Leggi tutto
A tale of friendship and life. A concept novel that follows 4 males as they grow up together in the same working class area. The story is set in 4 parts, each 10 years advanced from the last. We get to see the boys at 5 years old, and then again as awkward teenagers before seeing how they have devel Leggi tutto
"Life is a dynamic rather than a static process, and when we don't change it kills us. It's not running away, it's moving on." 5/5 Stars! This has become my most favourite novel to ever exist. I first read this quite some time ago, and liked it. I can say, though, upon rereading Glue that I found my Leggi tutto
This is definately one I have to go back and read. This exploration of four friends and the different paths they take over several decades is very enjoyable. Disturbing and vulgar, hilarious and heartbreaking, especially the character of Andrew Galloway and his tragic turn. Another good one from Edi Leggi tutto
This was one of the first Welsh books I discovered, and I loved it. It's as heartbreaking as it is funny and the four main characters are bizarrely likeable. The fourth of the five sections is not quite so captivating as the others but it doesn't detract from the novel too much at all.
This novel follows several decades of the lives of four Scottish friends, from their high school days in Edinburgh until their thirties, when circumstances have put them each on separate paths. In essence, this is a story about life growing up in "the scheme" (government housing projects aimed at el Leggi tutto
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