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Porno by Irvine Welsh
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Aug 18, 2010

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Read from August 11 to 18, 2010

If you loved trainspotting as much as i did then you'll like this sequel. the biggest problem i had with this one is the fact the its predecessor left no room for a sequel. Half the fun the first one was the suspense created by the uncertainty Rents faces as he heads to Amsterdam with the nicked posh. This book sort of ruins that for you. However, the character development is spot on. Everyone is about where you would think they'd be close to 10 yrs later. Sick Boy is the main character and while his monologues are interesting and funny and fitting to his previous self they become rather tiresome around page 300. Rents is a lovable guy, Beggars is beautifully insane, and Spud is still Spud. All in all this is a great book for diehard fans but definitely not something you'd read without having read the first several times. And the ending? the twist in the street is a bit predictable and feels like a cop-out...but the final, final scene...i literally stood up and cheered.

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