Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/07/1994
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'An unremitting powerhouse of a novel. Trainspotting is a loosely knotted string of jagged, dislocated tales that lay bare the hearts of darkness of the junkies, wide-boys and psychos who ride in the down escalator of opportunity in the nation's capital. Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real McCoy.' The Herald Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on 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. 'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades" - Sunday Times Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud are back in Irvine Welsh's new novel Dead Men's Trousers. Only three will survive the book. Who is wearing Dead Men's Trousers?

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099465898
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm

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The book of a decade.
Simply brilliant!
I read this after watching the film and I wasn't dissapointed. If you loved the film as I did then put the meat on the bone of the story here. I waited a... READ MORE
Brian Jones
It's not just about heroin.
It’s just about a group of rough Scottish heroin addicts, right? Wrong! Well I mean that is part of it, but that’s definitely not all of it. I’ll admit tha... READ MORE
Pages and Perfume
Brilliant from start to finish
A fantastic book that as with most novels is far greater than the film. Deeper, grittier and far darker than the movie it really captures the dark lifes... READ MORE
Hayden Firth
Addicted is putting it mildly
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