Not shite at all

February 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

I fell in love with Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting and bought the book mainly because it featured him on the cover. It was one of my best finds ever. And it’s available for sale too just as soon as I muster up enough interest to pry it out of the clutches of an ex-mistake. But back to Irvine Welsh, he’s just as difficult to read as it was trying to understand the gang’s dialogue in Trainspotting. But once you get the hang of the Scottish brogue you’re in for one helluva ride. Welsh has the ability to make even the grungiest of characters noteworthy and eventually lovable. 4 Play is a collection of Welsh’s stage adaptations for Trainspotting, Marabou Stork Nightmares and Ecstasy & Filth. Glue is similar to Trainspotting as it’s about friends growing up together in Scotland but it’s different in that we see the characters actually grow up, not just in the sense that they grow older, but also in the way their ideals change. They still speak the same language though so expect to have this on your nightstand for longer than a night or two.

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