Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

61aiPbbNlzL._SL1168_‘Trainspotting’ by Irvine Welsh. Recommended by Dawn (Reader Development Team). Dawn read this title using Bury Libraries excellent e book resource.

‘I always love reading a book and comparing to a film and this book is no exception.  It is a very raw, gritty snapshot of the lives of a group of drug users in Scotland.  It is written in a very broad Scottish dialect, which although initially difficult to follow, ultimately adds to the story and its authenticity.  It is not for the faint hearted, including some of the less savoury aspects of society and offensive swear words form large parts of the text.  However, if you liked the film, this book is excellent, giving depth to the characters and the story lines.’ Dawn.

‘Trainspotting’ is hilarious, and profane, riddled with drugs, drunks and bad behaviour and rich with flawed characters. The interwoven stories of a group of friends and junkies, it is a trip through the highs and lows of their lives.


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