Skagboys - Irvine Welsh Reviews
Description:ISBN 0224087908 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Irvine Welsh / Hardcover / 560 Pages / Book is published 2012-04-19 by Jonathan Cape
Newest Review: ... that this has on the protagonist's lives. There is black humour underneath all that Welsh writes, but at times the subject ... more
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by - written on 20/11/13 (Very useful, 8 readings)
Ever since I read Trainspotting when I was a teenager I've always loved Irvine Welsh's work, and this was no different. I should start by saying that if you're not familiar with Welsh's writing, then you might want to do a bit of research before you buy. Firstly, it's written in a Scots dialect, which for the non-native can be incredibly difficult to decipher, even for native speakers of English from other countries like the States or Australia. A lot of slang is used and spelling is changed to reflect the intonation of the Scottish accent. Furthermore, the subject matter is not for everyone; it focuses largely on the recreational taking of hard drugs and the effect that Read the complete review
by - written on 13/06/12 (Very useful, 134 readings)
This is a review of the 2012 book "Skagboys" by Irvine Welsh. Did you ever wonder how the boys in Trainspotting got to be like they were when most of them were only in their twenties? Skagboys is set in the 1980s and is the prequel to Trainspotting and takes us back to Leith, a Scottish town where they all live and it explores their first experiences in taking heroin intravenously. I was really keen to read this book as I have read all the other books, plays and short stories by Welsh, I'd say it's one of my guilty pleasures. I saw Trainspotting several times at the cinema and loved that film in a horrified way. I had the book on Amazon pre order ... Read the complete review
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