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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
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Trainspotting

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Length 12 hours 1 minute
Language English
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Read the seminal bestselling novel that changed the face of British fiction and inspired Danny Boyle's film.


'The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the Bible'
Rebel Inc

Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. 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.

'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius.' Sunday Times


© Irvine Welsh 1993 (P) Penguin Audio 2007

Irvine Welsh was born and raised in Edinburgh. His first novel, Trainspotting, has sold over one million copies in the UK and was adapted into an era-defining film. He has written thirteen further novels, including the number one bestseller Dead Men’s Trousers, four books of shorter fiction and numerous plays and screenplays. Crime and The Long Knives have been adapted into a television series starring Dougray Scott as Ray Lennox. Irvine Welsh currently lives between London, Edinburgh and Miami.

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Reviews

Abhorrently dark and raw to the core, Trainspotting is an insight into one of life’s many ugly personalities — addiction and the accompanying domino effect of grim inevitabilities… Irvine Welsh’s novel will always be a cult classic. Welsh’s skill as a storyteller is undeniable, bringing both wit and compassion to a grim subject matter. If you liked Danny Boyle’s film adaptation, you’ll love the original. Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades One of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent Expand reviews
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