Read the seminal bestselling novel that changed the face of British fiction and inspired Danny Boyle's film.
'The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the Bible' Rebel Inc
Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan 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.
'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius.' Sunday Times
Abhorrently dark and raw to the core, Trainspotting is an insight into one of life’s many ugly personalities — addiction and the accompanying domino effect of grim inevitabilities… Irvine Welsh’s novel will always be a cult classic.
Welsh’s skill as a storyteller is undeniable, bringing both wit and compassion to a grim subject matter. If you liked Danny Boyle’s film adaptation, you’ll love the original.
The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent
The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the bible
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
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