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The Football Factory
3.60
really liked it
As a football fan, travelling to away games there was a lot I could identify with. I'm not a hooligan, but I've seen plenty of the violence that takes ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs
3.48
liked it
Another dark and disturbing offering from Irvine Welsh.

As usual, it's not one for faint hearts or those who dislike swearing.

His characters can seem l
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Jan 11, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Crew
3.36
really liked it
I was aware of Dougie Brimson as a hooligan writer, but have never read his body of work up to now.

This is his first novel, and I must say it pleasant
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Feb 28, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Outlaws
3.57
really liked it
A fast read, with an interesting use of multi narrators. The characters are believable and the writing, using scouse dialect, draws you in.

The violenc
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Jul 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Reheated Cabbage
3.63
really liked it
Welsh always writes sparkling dialogue, and all these short stories are no exception. Begbie's Christmas story is a modern day Christmas Carol, with c ...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
 
Skagboys
4.05
it was amazing
I'd had this for ages, and in a twist of self denial, had put off reading it. Not from any fear of it being disappointing, but from the fact that I wo ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Apr 24, 2012
 
Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance
3.57
liked it
Three very different tales from Mr Welsh here. I'm not sure where the mock regency romance style came from, but he seems to revel in it and it certain ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Awaydays
3.73
it was amazing
A violent yet thoughtful look at the world of small town teenage life, wrapped up with local pride and hatred of others.

As other reviewers have said,
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Apr 2008
Apr 22, 2008