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Title: Porno
Author: Irvine Welsh
Year First Published: 2003
Page Count: 512

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry.

In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

Profanity Violence Sexual Content
Characterization Plot Overall Rating
The crudest book I have ever read and probably will for a long time. I would not recommend this book for anyone who is uneasy with crude and violent scenes. However chances are if you are reading Porno its because you have already read Trainspotting which is the first book of the two and will already have a taste of what to expect. I recommend this book for anyone who has read Trainspotting and would like to see what this rag tag group of Scottish punks are up to 10 years down the road.



Focus Survival Readability Moderate
Focus Personal Quest Setting Europe
Focus Other Setting Earth Based
Focus Friends Time Period Contemporary
Main Character Group Time Period Near Term
Main Character Adult Type Self Discovery
Number of pages 500-600

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