Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/04/2013
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A descent into darkness
This book is like the Tardis. 540 pages going on 5000. It genuinely never seemed to end...... but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Skagboys is the thir... READ MORE
Jason Of Solihull


*Number #1 Bestseller**BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYSMark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there's no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends - Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.'Masterful... its banter, outrage and razor wit sing off the page' Independent'Funny...visceral and true... Welsh's finest work to date' The Times

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099535584
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 383g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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