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Published 16 years, 8 months ago


Description: Amazon.com Review Irvine Welsh's controversial first novel, set on the heroin-addicted fringe of working-class youth in Edinburgh, is yet another exploration of the dark side of Scottishness. The main character, Mark Renton, is at the center of a clique of nihilistic slacker junkies with no hopes and no possibilities, and only "mind-numbing and spirit-crushing" alternatives in the straight world they despise. This particular slice of humanity has nothing left but the blackest of humor and a sharpness of wit. American readers can use the glossary in the back to translate the slang and dialect--essential, since the dialo ... (more)
Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: 17 June 1996
ISBN-10 : 0393314804 | ISBN-13: 9780393314809
Tags: Drugs (1), Fiction (1), Scottish Literature (1)
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salas1 rated this 8/10 6 years, 1 month ago