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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work by Irvine Welsh
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Jul 26, 2011

This is a difficult one to review. There are times when flashes of the old Welsh genius are clearly on display, and times when this book fails badly. This is a crying shame, because Welsh's early works clearly show he is a writer of huge talent who possesses a near-genius level ear for very natural, very human dialogue and a dark, mordant wit. This collection of short stories and a novella contains some superb stuff, but is let down badly by a lack of quality control over some of its content (some of which seems a bit rushed to me). Not Irvine Welsh's best by a long chalk, but still worth a read anyway.

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