«Per me è stato amore al primo buco, matrimonio alla prima fumata. Esatto, io amo la mia ero. La vita dovrebbe essere come quando sei strafatto.» È questa la filosofia degli skagboys, i tossici scozzesi resi famosi da Trainspotting. Qui siamo nel momento in cui Mark Renton, Sick Boy, Spud e i loro «soci» scivolano inesorabilmente nel baratro dell'eroina. Tra scene di devastante crudezza e depravazione, episodi grotteschi e squarci di inaspettata poesia e tenerezza, ogni personaggio emerge dalla pagina con tutta la propria violenza verbale, la propria rabbia e brutale autenticità, raccontando in prima persona e senza compromessi una decadenza fisica e morale irrimediabile. Disillusi e privi di ogni stimolo, i personaggi di Welsh si gettano alle spalle lavoro, amore, famiglia, persino la passione calcistica, opponendo a tutto questo una sorda furia autodistruttiva. È il trionfo della vita ai margini nel suo splendore epico e negativo.
- ISBN: 8850233590
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 626
I should prefix this short review with a disclaimer that I'm a huge Welsh fan-boy and am probably incapable of writing anything totally subjective about this book. Since Trainspotting, I have read everything he has ever done and have bought the books the minute they have come out. I suppose he's the Leggi tutto
Maybe you grew up in a city on the wrong side of town. If so, you might find yourself saying I knew these characters or people who were very similar to them. Irvine Welsh is a master at creating characters that are so real, with each so flawlessly described, that you don’t lose track of who’s who in Leggi tutto
PERFECT I WANT MORE So happy to be reunited with these characters. Love these guys more than words can describe.
As one other reviewer wrote, reading Skagboys is like meeting your old long lost friends. Trainspotting is one of my five favourite novels of all time and a prequel where all the characters are in their early twenties is like a treat. There are few books where the characters are so memorable that fi Leggi tutto
Since reading ' Trainspotting ' around the time it came out I have read and, to one degree or another, enjoyed every one of Irvine Welsh's books. Before writing this review I had a look round at some of the other reviews and notice that this book does seem to polarise opinion, generally though most of Leggi tutto
Barry, you radge c**t! A seminal linguistic work on the intricacies of Scottish English and a thorough medical analysis of the perils of substance abuse. 9/10 will enjoy (unless a Jambo or a weedgie).
It's been a long time – 15 years? – since I read Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, but its prequel, Skagboys, feels even better, at once more ambitious, darker, and funnier than its predecessor. Focusing once again on the same four characters (Mark Renton, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson, Spud, and Begbie), Leggi tutto
Even though I am a big fan Welsh's work, this book worked a lot better than I had expected. It is, of course the prequel to Trainspotting , and fills in the backgrounds of our favourite characters during the 1980s, including their introduction to heroin. Like Trainspotting, and many of Welsh's other bo Leggi tutto
I was unsure whether a prequel to Trainspotting could ever live up to expectations but was pleasantly surprised. Welsh has constructed a brilliant journey with the highs, lows and unpleasantness that we have come to expect. As always there are some spectacularly emotional, aggravating and of course
Despite the mixed reviews I had seen, I love the 'Trainspotting' boys and it was good to add to ther backstories with this prequel. Not as jovial as 'Porno' but with some fabulous gallows humour in places and when he tries, Mr Welsh describes his home town of Edina with a wonderfully bleak turn of p Leggi tutto
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