Quattro ragazzi crescono insieme in uno squallido ghetto di Edimburgo. Sono Billy, Carl, Gally e Terry, i protagonisti di questo libro. Insieme condividono le prime esperienze che contano: le pestate con gli hooligans, le sbornie violente, il sesso cattivo e la droga tutta, dallo speed all'ecstasy. Insieme crescono: Billy diventa un pugile; Carl un dj strafatto e famosissimo; Gally un tossico sposato con Gail, ninfomane che lo pianterà; Terry un alcolizzato ossessionato dal sesso. Il loro mondo è tutto ai margini ma è anche un mondo in cui l'amicizia è l'unico legame, l'unica colla che tiene uniti anche i peggiori bastardi.
- ISBN: 8882463923
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 558
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.
If you don't want to read a book filled with words that are written so that when you read them you are pronouncing words in a Scottish accent then this and many of his books are not the books for you. If you don't mind that then go for it, it only takes about a chapter to become proficient in readin 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
Irvine Welsh is at his best in Glue – it’s a book about friendships, and how the glue that holds us all together is affected by the passage of time, and our surroundings, and all sorts of external factors including drug addiction and disappointment, two of Welsh’s big themes that seem to follow him Leggi tutto
Glue is populated with strong characters. The four main friends the reader follows - Gally, Juice Terry, N-Sign Ewart, and Billy Birrell - stick together through thick and thin. From primary school to soccer riots (which is an hilarious scene) to teenage clubbing to middle age, the four remain frien Leggi tutto
Someone had warned me that, along with Filth , this was where Irvine Welsh got especially difficult to get through. I'll admit that Filth 's "bad cop" anti-hero narrator did make for some rather tough slogging there, and I never got around to picking this one up. Until now, and it's good that I did. T Leggi tutto
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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