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The Acid House by Irvine Welsh
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A humorous and bizarre assortment of short stories all revolving around junkies and lowlifes. Author Irvine Welsh, perhaps most famous for his heroin fueled novel Trainspotting, displays the same knack for creating disturbingly pathetic, yet utterly real characters. Also on display is Irvine's use of Scottish diction which is equally entertaining and frustrating. The greatest flaw of the Acid House is the lack of variety in the stories. That's not to say each individual story isn't good, but how many times can you read about junkies? Regardless, great characters and great plots make this compilation a good read.

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