• 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

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