Un pugno di ragazzi a Edimburgo e dintorni: il sesso, lo sballo, la rabbia, il vuoto delle giornate. Sono i dannati di un modernissimo inferno "chimico", con la loro vita sfilacciata e senza scampo. Alla ricerca di un riscatto, di un senso da dare alla propria esistenza - che non sia il vicolo cieco fatto di casa, famiglia e impiego ordinario - trovano nella droga e nella violenza l'unica risposta possibile. Sboccato, indiavolato, travolgente: l'esordio di un talento letterario, il romanzo shock che ha fatto epoca e dato voce a una nuova generazione.
- ISBN: 8882467643
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 369
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
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
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
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
Ah didnae expect the book to be as good as the movie. Bit it wis. Ah remembuh reading the first chapter at least fifteen times before ah wis able tae git intae it. Once ye git intae it, ye cannae git out. Sure, it's abit shootin smack n fuckin, bit it's git some soul tae it. N the entire book is wro Leggi tutto
Buddy Read with Murugesh. This is the first time I am reading a book that involves Drug Addiction. It does not just involve Drug addiction but that is the center theme of the story. The writing is a bit different and most of the chapters are written in Scottish dialect and I had to actually go and re Leggi tutto
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