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    Trainspotting

    £8.99
    Jenni Fagan says:

    This novel was published when I was fifteen-years old and had just left school. I read it, like many others of my generation, with a sense of overwhelming recognition for a culture and language that we had not been seen by a writer of our times.

    The style, intellect, drive, energy and sheer velocity of flawed humanity was compelling and influential.

    For some reason I feel it is too often overlooked as a literary work that depicts a culture just as much as many other writers do in different ways — Down and Out in Paris and London by Orwell, Journey to the End of Night by Celine, The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al-Aswaany, Alice Walker’s mighty novel The Color Purple, William Burroughs (who appears in Luckenbooth) or the inimitable and formidable intellect of James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Hunter S. Thompson — so many more.

    The idea that Scottish literature exists in a vacuum where, if it depicts working class culture, it can only contain a mono-reality that is resolutely inward, — is something that still bemuses me.

    Trainspotting kicked many doors down, for good reason, it wasn’t playing nicely and it is all the better for it.

    ISBN: 9780099465898
    AuthorIrvine Welsh
    Pub Date11/07/1994
    BindingPaperback
    Pages448
    Availability: In Stock

    The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit film

    Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

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    The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit film

    Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.