Fiction Flashback: Trainspotting

Start your week off with older titles that deserve a second look.


By Irvine Welsh

Hey, I bet you didn’t know this was a book first.  I read this a couple times when I was younger.  The dialect is really tough to get through a first, but eventually you find a rhythm and it’s off to the races.  This book is equal parts hilarious and horrifying


What’s it about?

One of the most important novels of the late 20th century — repackaged for a new generation.
     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.

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