Prendete una dose di depressione calvinista, irroratela con un po' di senso di colpa cattolico e lasciate macerare per circa trecento anni in ambiente freddo, buio e umido. Guarnite, poi, con tartan sgargiante e ridicolo, e accompagnate il tutto con fiumi di birra. È questa la Scozia di Irvine Welsh, nonché l'habitat, livido e tutt'altro che inerte, in cui si svolgono le gesta dei due protagonisti del libro: Danny Skinner e Brian Kibby. Il primo poco più che ventenne, ispeziona ristoranti per conto del Comune, beve come se glielo avesse prescritto il medico e si porta a letto tutte le ragazze disponibili. Il secondo è un collega, anche lui giovanissimo, ma agli antipodi per forma e sostanza: astemio, timorato di Dio e terribilmente imbranato con le donne. Odio a prima vista...
- ISBN: 8850234155
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 448
The male psyche is a complex thing. In the never-ending battle to become the alpha, men beat their chests in an attempt to not only establish dominance over their brothers, but to commit the most humiliating act possible - embarrass them in front of the burds. In this way, rivalries are created and
Anarchic, well-observed, and at times, absolutely disgusting! This has got everything you could possibly want from an Irvine Welsh novel!
I love Irvine Welsh and consider him to be a sort of poet-bard for a certain broken section of society. He has a great ear and feel for dialogue. His characters are often horribly flawed, but the reader can still relate to them, sort of like that friend you no doubt have who is a bit of an asshole.
Contrary to the old cliche', I won't say Irving Welsh has "done it again." Rather, he has gone well beyond his standard excellent story-telling and character draughtsmanship. In The Bedroom Securets... Welsh spins a yarn so outlandish and raucous that the laughter one expects flows early and often; y Leggi tutto
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that I'll probably never re-read it again. It's not as awful and depressing as I thought it would be before reading it. The comedy of it was a great delight, even though it was awful at the same time as being funny. I've seen TRAINSPOTTING the movie, and
I'm a huge fan of Irvine Welsh at his creative best. Trainspotting , The Acid House and Porno are funny, clever and brimming with originality. The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs , on the other hand, is an uninspired story devoid of Welsh's trademark witty dialogue.
Dorian Grey on alcohol and drugs. love the story, but could be a bit shorter. personal highlights certainly the old witch, the piano and the drinking escapades
( http://www.opinionless.com/goodreads-... ) First things first, in the interest of disclosure I must inform any one who happens to read this that I love the novels of Irvine Welsh. I’ve read just about everything the man has ever written from his 1993 debut “Trainspotting” forward and very rarely has Leggi tutto
20 days and 438 pages after. The second book I've been slowest reading in a while. But other two books were read meanwhile. This is the fourth book of Welsh, and I love them for equal. The beginning is slow, but when everything takes shape (in the medium) it becomes better. I don't blame the book, b Leggi tutto
Another great book from Welsh. It took me a while to get into it, but when I realized what he was doing, I was hooked. At first I figured Danny Skinner for your average Welsh jerk, but by the end he was maybe one of my favorite characters from Welsh's work. I love the Dorian Gray aspect of this stor Leggi tutto
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