Sunday, May 10, 2009

#13 Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

 Great book about a group of “friends” living in 1980s Scotland who are addicted to heroine, alcohol, speed, violence and just about anything else self-destructive. Some parts are downright repulsive.  If you’ve seen the movie then you probably writhed in disgust watching Ewan McGregor force his entire body down a putridly filthy toilet to get a heroin suppository after having just done a wicked #2 in said toilet. McGregor played Mark Renton, the main character of the book. He and the others spend their time using, mocking and betraying one another, while scheming towards their next hit.  The Scots dialect is fun to read and gives the book a frightening authenticity.  

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