doc õ Trainspotting ´ Irvine Welsh
Ooth 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 I'm a little confused about why I'd had the other edition reviewed when I didn't read the John Hodge after movie version delete delete deleteIf I hadn't seen the movie first I probably wouldn't have even tried reading the book because the language difference is not the most accommodating to read in print The writing works for the people place and lifestyle that's being shown but it's definitely easier to understand when you have the movie to refer to in your mind I will say that after a few pages it did get easier once I started to figure out which words meant whatIf you missed out on this movie back in the mid 90's here's a basic rundown Heroin addicts struggle to live life while fighting their addiction The movie and book is gritty bleak raunchy sexy funny and heartbreaking This paragraph sums it up in a better way than I'm capable of Syringe needle spoon candle lighter packet ay powder It's all okay it's all beautiful; but ah fear that this internal sea is gaunnae subside soon leaving this poisonous shire washed up stranded up in ma body Ah start tae cook up another shot As ah shakily hand the spoon ower the candle waitin for the junk tae dissolve ah think; short term sea long term poison This thought though is naewhere near sufficient tae stop us fae daein what ah huv tae daeAfter finishing my read and watching the movie again I will say that this story is one I'll never forget The movie came along when I was in a period of my life where I needed to have some things pounded into my head and Trainspotting was a reference point for all things which I needed to remind myself to stay away from I laughed I cried I almost lost my lunchhow's that for a story?
TrainspottingThe bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle’s hit film Choose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments; choos Choose mainstream Choose cheap ebooks that won't challenge you stretch you change you or otherwise fuck with your mind Choose YA and chicklit and bland massproduced airport thrillers with sanitised violence and the kind of sex you're sure you can get from a random stranger you picked up half an hour ago when you were both pretending to be too drunk to know what you were doing Choose to ignore anything unexpected or transgressive including but not limited to Plato Dante Chaucer Shakespeare Newton Voltaire Flaubert Einstein Joyce Proust Dirac Sartre and the New Testament If possible choose not even to have heard of them Choose to vote for the dishonest political party whose mindless focus group tested slogan appeared most often in your fucking Facebook feed on your fucking iPhone which you touch or swipe an average of 2600 times a day Choose to develop Alzheimers and fall asleep while rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on your fucking Kindle and never wake up But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose mainstream I chose something else And the reasons? There are no reasons Who needs reasons when you've got real books?
Irvine Welsh ´ Trainspotting text
read doc ´ Trainspotting ☆ Paperback × irvine welsh Í The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle’s hit film Choose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind numbing and spirit crushing gE washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind numbing and spirit crushing game shows stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir m As seen on The ReadventurerThis is why I love reading challenges they allow me to discover books I would have never picked up on my own Let's face it would I ever intentionally seek a book about Scottish low lives junkies thugs and prostitutes? Don't think so But alas the fate threw Welsh's Trainspotting my way and I ate it up like hot cakesTrainspotting is a collection of short stories narrating scenes in the lives of a Skag Boys skag heroin Rents Sick Boy Begsbie Spud and various people around them their families lovers drug suppliers partners in crime or victims Mark Renton Rents is or less is the protagonist this is mostly his story even though the stories are written from multiple points of view in 1st and 3rd person The majority of them is also narrated in Scottish dialect so some initial effort to understand is reuiredThe best thing about this book is that it takes you on a roller coaster ride it takes you from revulsion to uncontrollable boasts of laughter to tears of compassion Considering that every other word in this book is a profanity I think Irvine Welsh has talentTrainspotting starts off as a rather repulsive read within the first 10 pages Rents is fishing out the drugs that he has just rectally ingested out of the filthy overflowing public toilet The repulsive factor doesn't really go away as the story progresses we are faced with psychopath Begsbie who is extremely abusive to everyone around him including his girlfriends or Sick Boy who is very popular with women and at some point becomes a pimp of a few of them or Rents himself who drunkenly has sex with a 14 year old girl or shags his dead brother's pregnant fiance in the bathroom during his funeral The list goes on and on But the thing is in spite of all these depravities Skag Boys are strangely relatable and dare I say it often likable They are losers and addicts and criminals but their emotional and moral struggles are realThe book is although very dark at the same time hilarious it is filled with Rents' sarcastic humor This uote from the scene can give you a good taste of the writingHere Rents is held by his parents under the house arrest They are attempting to get him off the heroin Rents' mom is trying to feed him The auld girl sticks us in the comfy chair by the fire in front ay the telly and puts a tray oan ma lap Ah'm convulsing inside anyway but the mince looks revolting Ah've telt ye ah dinnae eat meat Ma ah sais Ye eywis liked yer mince and tatties potatoes That's whair ye've gone wrong son no eating the right thing Ye need meatNow there is apparently a casual link between heroin addiction and vegetarianismIn the latter part Trainspotting is no longer a repulsively hilarious read it gets darker and darker as we follow the fates of Rents' many friends and it's not pretty too many of them are dying from HIV from sharing needles from cancer gangrene heart attacks Seeing this many deaths 25 year old Rents attempts to kick his habit over and over again but will he and his friends succeed?I think Trainspotting is a remarkable read and I will definitely read of Welsh's work But is this book for everybody? Absolutely not It is filled with human depravities profanity and written in Scottish dialect This will turn off many readers But if you are looking for a challenging in many ways read give Trainspotting a try You won't be disappointedReading challenge #13 transgressive