Le grandi ossessioni del nostro tempo: il cibo, il sesso, la forma fisica
Grazie a una testimone che ha ripreso tutto con il telefonino, una personal trainer di Miami Beach finisce sotto i riflettori per aver disarmato e immobilizzato un presunto killer. Le due donne sono Lucy Brennan, eroina sportivissima e salutista, e Lena Sorenson, artista bulimica in crisi d'ispirazione. Dopo quell'incontro fortuito, l'obesa Lena si affida a Lucy per tornare in forma, solo perché non riesce a togliersela dalla testa. Sviluppano così una dipendenza psicologica tinta di sadomasochismo, non dissimile dal legame tra le gemelle siamesi quindicenni dell'Arkansas che impazzano in tv: una rivendica il diritto di avere una vita sessuale e l'altra si rifiuta di assecondarla, mentre il grande pubblico segue la vicenda con interesse voyeuristico.
Tra violenze, ritorsioni, depravazione e manipolazione, tra sesso e cibo a volontà, Irvine Welsh affronta le grandi contraddizioni della società attuale e ci racconta una storia tanto tempestosa da oscurare perfino il sole della Florida.
- ISBN: 8850242433
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 430
When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms a gunman chasing two frightened homeless men, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind and, within hours, Lucy is a media hero. The solitary eye-witness is the depressed and overweight Lena Sorensen, who becomes ob Leggi tutto
Was interested to see him write from a female protagonist, not only that but from an American and not his usual Scottish writing. I was sceptical but he did it so well and still kept me interested. Loved how he changed the chapters of point of view from both protagonists. He usually jumps and rarely Leggi tutto
Irvine Welsh has always been an author that I have wanted to read, but he always seemed to sit on the backburner. I have Trainspotting on my bookshelf and I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually. His new novel The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins seemed like just the right amount of filth and bizarreness for m Leggi tutto
When I spotted this on the new releases shelf of my local library, I was baffled of the idea of Welsh having written this book, set in Miami, about two women in their early thirties, one of which is a body obsessed fitness obstructor. What could the author of Trainspotting and Filth tell me about th Leggi tutto
Wow. In this novel, Irvine Welsh has created some of his most engaging characters. I love the fact that he doesn't mind writing from the female point of view, and he doesn't mind making his characters incredibly fucked up. As always, no character is inherently bad. There's motivation, and even if yo Leggi tutto
One of Welsh's lesser novels. Yes, it is worse than Crime . Somehow, Welsh is not at his best when he is out of his comfort zone - writing about the Scottish working and middle classes. Irvine Welsh writing a novel set outside Scotland is like Martin Scorsese making a movie which is not about Italian Leggi tutto
«I perdenti trovano scuse, i vincenti trovano soluzioni.» Cinquanta pagine da funny book, Irvine traveste da femmina il suo personaggio maschile più riuscito di sempre (Franco). Vi saranno davvero donne con la cattiveria della personal trainer Lucy Brennan? Ancora una volta buona parte della resa cr Leggi tutto
Let me begin by saying that Irvine Welsh is my favourite writer of the last 25 years. I was blown away by Trainspotting, The Acid House, Ecstasy, Glue and Filth. I didn’t particularly enjoy Marabou Stork Nightmares but I could appreciate its ambition and power…it haunts me still. I loved Porno, but Leggi tutto
Much better than I was expecting Irvine Welsh is my favourite contemporary writer. 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. On 4th May 2014, I went to see Irvine Welsh in conversation with (th Leggi tutto
I'm not sure if it's my impression but ever since Glue my interest in Irvine Welsh as been going down and with each subsequent book I've experienced nothing but disappointment. Disclaimer one - I thought Porno was a ton of fun. Disclaimer 2. I haven't read Crime or Skagboys but they are on my to be
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