• "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."

    Tori Chalmers, Culture Trip
  • "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."

    Maddy Searle, i
  • "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
  • "One of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent"

    Sunday Times