Irruento, sboccato, beffardo: Trainspotting racconta il sesso, lo sballo e la rabbia di un gruppo di ragazzi di Edimburgo e dintorni. Renton, Sick Boy, Spud e Begbie sono i dannati di un modernissimo inferno chimico, che vivono una vita sfilacciata e senza scampo, alla costante ricerca di un riscatto, di un senso da dare alla propria esistenza. Terrorizzati all’idea di rimanere intrappolati nel vicolo cieco fatto di casa, famiglia e lavoro, trovano nella droga e nella violenza l’unica alternativa possibile al vuoto delle loro giornate. Alcuni moriranno, altri continueranno un’incerta esistenza sull’orlo del baratro, altri ancora decideranno di fuggire e di lasciarsi alle spalle in una sola, decisiva mossa la droga, i compagni e la Gran Bretagna. Ormai un classico che non cessa di stupire per l’originalità delle soluzioni espressive,per la carica aggressiva, per la frenesia linguistica e la varietà dei registri, Trainspotting è il romanzo shock che ha fatto epoca e dato voce a una generazione.
- ISBN: 8823518865
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 368
Fuck me insensible. Oh ya cunt, ya! Ah dinnae watch the movie, bit ma heid’s spinnin fae readin this shite, ah kin fuckin tell ye. The book’s no novel – mair a collection ay short stories, likesay, aboot a bunch ay Scot junkies. The cunts go aroond, fartin n shitein n shootin smack. The book is writ Leggi tutto
I must have read the first page of Trainspotting more than twenty times since purchasing the book years ago, and each time I would put it back in fear of all the Scottish dialect. There's no point lying, this is a challenging novel, sometimes you have to read things twice or pause to think about the Leggi tutto
Choose mainstream. Choose cheap ebooks that won't challenge you, stretch you, change you or otherwise fuck with your mind. Choose YA and chicklit and bland massproduced airport thrillers with sanitised violence and the kind of sex you're sure you can get from a random stranger you picked up half an
As seen on The Readventurer This is why I love reading challenges - they allow me to discover books I would have never picked up on my own. Let's face it, would I ever intentionally seek a book about Scottish low-lives - junkies, thugs, and prostitutes? Don't think so. But alas, the fate threw Welsh' Leggi tutto
Everything you heard about this book is true. It will not only melt your face, but also the faces of anyone in the same room as you. Be prepared for a deluge of c-words from page one to page last, be prepared for a detailed account of a bunch of lively Scottish junkies scuffling and waiting for thei Leggi tutto
Probably the most famous passage from the book: "Whin yir oan junk, aw ye worry about is scorin. Oaf the gear, ye worry aboot loads ay things. Nae money, cannae git pished. Goat money, drinkin too much. Cannae git a burd, nae chance ay a ride. git a burd, too much hassle, canne breathe withoot her g Leggi tutto
I'm a little confused about why I'd had the other edition reviewed, when I didn't read the John Hodge after-movie version. *delete, delete, delete* If I hadn't seen the movie first, I probably wouldn't have even tried reading the book because the language difference is not the most accommodating to r Leggi tutto
Trainspotting (Mark Renton #2), Irvine Welsh Trainspotting focuses on the lives of a group of friends from Leith, Edinburgh, three of which are deep into a heroin addiction. The novel is split up into seven sections: the first six contain multiple chapters of varying length and differing focus. The n Leggi tutto
I actually quite enjoyed this book though some parts of it were really hard to take. There's a lot of vulgarity, sex and violence, but the book also talks about some important issues, such as Scottish nationalism, HIV/AIDS, drug use (there's a LOT of drug use), racism in the UK and the problems in N Leggi tutto
I love the movie so much, I didn't think this book could be better than the movie. Oh, but it is. Review to come, because I need to process what I've just read. P.S. I'm attempting to review the book in phonetic Scots, it's immensely difficult.
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