Sono tempi duri per la polizia di Edimburgo: ristrutturazioni, cambiamenti nell'organico, l'opinione pubblica in subbuglio per il caso di Efan Wurie, il giornalista freelance di colore, figlio dell'ambasciatore del Ghana, ucciso a colpi di martello in pieno centro cittadino. Eppure, non sembra che a Bruce Robertson, incaricato di coordinare le indagini, le cose vadano poi così male. Dopo turni selvaggi di straordinario, l'irreprensibile "Robbo" intende staccare la spina per un po' facendo un pieno natalizio di sesso e droga ad Amsterdam... E di rinunciare alla sua vacanza per risolvere il caso Wurie (un nero, dopotutto, mica uno di noi!) non se ne parla nemmeno. Però...
- ISBN: 8882461394
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 396
The ending, the damn ending to the book. It’s been like five years since I last cried with a book, I actually had to step out of the office (I started reading the book on the bus ride to work, I had 20~ pages to go when I arrived and I sure as hell wasn't going to stop reading) and to the bathroom to Leggi tutto
Loved this. Read it when i was in 4th year so I was maybe 15 or 16. Film was amazing too.
Use quotation marks you limey bastard!
I'm so glad I listen to my friend's book recommendations sometimes... 'FILTH' is the story of Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, and the first thing you should know about him is that he's a complete and utter Bastard. During the build up to Christmas the race is on for the much desired Detective Insp Leggi tutto
3.5 stars “One of my mottoes aboot the job is: better you wasting some cunt else’s time than some cunt wasting your time.” - D.S. Bruce Robertson * * * “In a sense we are together because nothing, space, time, distance whatever, can break the delicious communion between us.” - Carole
"Same rules apply." I needed a book I could finally rate 5 stars. As many said before me the book perfectly corresponds to the title; filth. There is nothing I've read before that so perfectly illustrates utter and complete burn out. Our protagonist, Bruce is a cop whose life is in ruins, his wife l Leggi tutto
I have never been so glad to finish a book. Great writer, and I found bits of it funny, but my overriding impression of the whole experience of reading it, was one of deep depression! I am glad to say that I will never have to do that again!!!
There are several reasons why I will never forget this book. The main reason is Bruce Robertson, the main character of "Filth". Bruce Robertson is a Police Investigator in Edinburgh. He's also, in every sense of the word, the WORST human being you can imagine. He's depraved, completely void of morali Leggi tutto
A few years back I was watching some pissed off religious zealot going all loony on TV because gays were having their pride parade (oh, the horror!) and proposing they should all be sent to the desert or be given a country - Australia, he suggested (!!) - to inhabit. Maybe I should have been outrage Leggi tutto
Io non ho parole. Questo romanzo è stato veramente un trauma. Si sa che Welsh affronta dei temi particolarmente delicati (droga, problemi psichici), e che dalla sua penna escono personaggi discutibili, ma il Sergente Bruce Robertson è un personaggio MOLTO particolare, per non dire estremo. In lui si Leggi tutto
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