Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Summary

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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.
Choose life.

'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius.' Sunday Times


© Irvine Welsh 1993 (P) Penguin Audio 2007

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh was born and raised in Edinburgh. His first novel, Trainspotting, has sold over one million copies in the UK and was adapted into an era-defining film. He has written thirteen further novels, including Crime and the number one bestseller Dead Men's Trousers, four books of shorter fiction and numerous plays and screenplays. Irvine Welsh currently lives between London, Edinburgh and Miami.
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