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Title: Trainspotting
Author: Irvine Welsh
Year First Published: 2002
Page Count: 340

"The best book ever written by man or woman...deserves to sell more copies than the Bible."�Rebel, Inc.

Brace yourself, America, for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting�the novel and the film that became the cult sensations of Britain. Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career�an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle (A Shallow Grave).

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Characterization Plot Overall Rating
Very difficult read. Took me a few chapters to figure out the slang scottish accent, ended up having to backtrack to figure out which chapters were about which characters. Once past that speed bump its a fabulous read, very explicit and many chapters leave you shaking your head and uneasy. When I finished this book I set it down and instantly picked up the second book of the series, which is set 10 years in the future, it is titled "Porno"



Focus Survival Readability Difficult
Focus Personal Quest Setting Europe
Focus Friends Setting Earth Based
Main Character Group Time Period Contemporary
Main Character Adult Time Period Past
Number of pages 300-400 Type Self Discovery

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