A seguito di un’invasione aliena, la comunità internazionale affida le sorti della Terra a un gruppo di ultras scozzesi che ha iniziato gli aggressori alle delizie del tabagismo. E come al solito finisce tutto a tarallucci e acido. Albert Black, bigottissimo insegnante di religione ormai a riposo, va a Miami per riflettere sulla precarietà della vicenda umana, irrimediabilmente segnata dalla presenza del maligno. Ma qui incontra per strada due ex allievi molto speciali e nel volgere di una serata si trasforma nel formidabile DJ Black. La domenica del derby, Malky rischia di perdere il fischio d’inizio perché sua moglie finisce sotto il treno. Tra ambulanza e bambini che strillano, la giornata sportiva sembra compromessa: menomale che la partita finisce zero a zero.
Sono solo alcuni degli spunti narrativi di Tutta colpa dell’acido, che riunisce una serie di racconti di Irvine Welsh composti nell’arco di un decennio, a partire dai primi anni Novanta, e usciti all’epoca in antologie e pubblicazioni ormai quasi introvabili.
- ISBN: 8850238177
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 300
Welsh is back. It's time for me to blather aboot this eminently readable collection of Welsh's short stories, spanning from 1994-2000. And what a cracker it is, too. Written in Welsh's typical vernacular, complete with his idiosyncratic sense of spelling and grammar, Reheated Cabbage captures the ess Leggi tutto
This book was great! I've become a huge fan of Welsh and I really enjoyed these new/old stories involving various characters in his universe. The novella at the end, I am Miami, is like a sequel to both Porno and Glue. Juice Terry is one of Welsh's best characters and I found this new adventure of h Leggi tutto
A reeking heap of a treasure.
ridiculous and super fun. I read the whole thing on a plane trip from Durham to San Diego (layover, Kansas City). I didn't even realize the christmas dinner story was about begbie, but of COURSE it was. i think i am miami was my favorite. the whole collection starts off with a real bang with the fau Leggi tutto
Extremely entertaining collection. Like many others, I was a Welsh obsessive as a mid-90s teenager: many of the pieces collected here are welcome reminders of the thrill I experienced first reading him. Only one, 'The Rosewell Incident,' is a misstep: hated it back in '96ish, when I first read it, a Leggi tutto
I am a committed Irvine Welsh fan. I think what he does with the Scottish dialect is incredibly creative. I have never read another author who I could so clearly hear while I am reading. It is a pretty fun experience. Plus, he is very funny, in an incredibly dark way. The other thing he does which I Leggi tutto
How do people who are not Scottish or brought up in Scotland manage without a glossary? Some of the truncated rhyming slang would be impossible to guess (eg the 'hampden' is hampden roar (scotland's national football stadium) and therefore means 'score'. zorba - zorba the greek- 'seek' - how some sa Leggi tutto
It sometimes happens that story collections turn out to be a bit lumpy in the sense that the pieces not always complement each other smoothly. This is one of those. However, each story on its own is great, especially the first – what a masterpiece! I have never laughed so much about such a tragic ev Leggi tutto
26/100 (2018 Reading Challenge) I am a sucker for my favourite authors & plus even attempted unbiased interviews have bias creeping through. This was a reread, the highlights are definitely the Begbie story & the Juice Terry one. I tend to lean towards the returning characters. Yet the rest are still Leggi tutto
Excellent collection of short stories. Of course, I Am Miami was my favorite.
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