In un nuovo rutilante romanzo, Irvine Welsh torna a raccontare la sua Edimburgo, più lercia e spassosa che mai. Siamo alla fine del 2012 e sulla città incombe la minaccia di un uragano, che gli scozzesi hanno affettuosamente ribattezzato «Du’Palle». Ma ha ben altro a cui pensare il mitico «Gas» Terry Lawson, tassista sessualmente superdotato e attore porno a tempo perso per il produttore Sick Boy. Terry ama passare le giornate intrattenendosi in allegria con donne di diversa età e provenienza, convinto che la cosa più importante sia cercare, sempre e comunque, di «godersi la corsa». Eppure, nella vita, fin troppe cose lo distolgono dal dedicarsi alla sua attività prediletta. All’aeroporto viene ingaggiato come autista part-time da Ronald Checker, un miliardario di Atlanta, nonché star dei reality televisivi: vuole che Terry gli faccia da guida a Edimburgo per aiutarlo ad accaparrarsi tre bottiglie di whisky costosissimo. Nel frattempo un gangster locale gli affida la supervisione del suo «centro benessere», in realtà una sauna-bordello, dove lavora Jinty, prostituta ninfomane che nella notte dell’uragano scompare misteriosamente, e a Terry toccherà anche scoprire che fine ha fatto la ragazza.
- ISBN: 8823511267
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 448
- Data di uscita: 23-04-2015
A fawning review by A hardcore Irvine Welsh fan - Well, it was wonderful. How can you not laugh at Juice Terry's ( a spirited, picaresque and sexually athletic Scottish working class hero ) musings on literature? - " Ah've goat a bookcase wi some books Rab Birrell lends ays which ah nivir fuckin read Leggi tutto
I live for new Welsh novels. Nothing can beat being amazed and disgusted whilst pishing yourself laughing at the same time. A Decent Ride was absolutely no exception; I loved it. To see Welsh return to Edinburgh soil and show us more depth to a character we already know, was brilliant. Having him fer Leggi tutto
Five stars for the nearly non stop laugh out loud moments. Juice Terry, the mischievous one, spreading confusion, delusion and sheer delight as he drives on by in his cab. He takes what he wants behaving as if he’s out for himself. A man who seems to know who he is - the one who whispers rash ideas Leggi tutto
Amazing! Was good to have Irvine Welsh back in an Edinburgh setting. Juice Terry is one of my favourite characters of all time so I couldnt wait for this book when i heard it was coming out. Just as sick and twisted as always. Shocking but hilarious. "no saying ah'm fuckin brad pitt, but then again
A Decent Ride – A Good Old Laugh Jonathan Cape call A Decent Ride, Irvine Welsh’s tenth novel, as his ‘filthiest book yet’, it may be his filthiest and the laughs are from the pit of your stomach. What I enjoyed about A Decent Ride is that it is written in the vernacular and if you cannot get your he Leggi tutto
Recommended to anyone who enjoys Irvine’s ouevre Since reading ' Trainspotting ’, around the time it came out, I have read most of Irvine Welsh's books and, to one degree or another, enjoyed them all, so - full disclosure - I came to ' A Decent Ride ’ as a long time fan of Irvine Welsh ’s work. ' A Decent Leggi tutto
Incredible book. Great characters, aye sur. I'd like to say this is the best book you'll ever read that simultaneously covers a whole list of taboos, but I can't list the taboos because they would be spoilers. But, aye, barry.
I hadn’t really thought I’d want a whole book centered on Juice Terry, but it turns out I did. It’s not my favorite Welsh book, but it’s far from my least favorite. I had a good time with it.
I have had a somewhat quiet literary love affair with Scotsman Irvine Welsh since 2004, when I first read his debut novel, Trainspotting, set in Edinburgh. If you’ve seen the movie of the same name, bravo; if you haven’t read the book, though, you are missing out of some of the most gawd-awful and d Leggi tutto
Best Irvine Welsh book. I have read all the classics, but this was just next level. So polished and had all the Irvine Welsh elements that make his books great but in top form. Anybody that complains about this book not being good like old Welsh works is full of shit. In my opinion, his newer works
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