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Porno by Irvine Welsh
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Feb 11, 2009

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Read in March, 2009

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I just couldn't wait to come home and look at Porno every day. Porno kept me interested and I think I will definitely keep Porno in my collection and go back to it often.

For realz, I doubt it will have any profound effect on my worldview, but Porno kept me engaged. (I DID IT AGAIN!) I started to lose interest very briefly about halfway through, because I think it could definitely have been shorter, possibly a great deal shorter. I've read several Welsh books now, and I think some of his goto devices start to become familiar if not tired; the horse that he beats to death the most is shock for the sake of it. And I'm not sure how much sense it makes that the characters are writing in Scottish accents, as fun as it is to read once you get the hang of it. I mean, if the characters are writing themselves then why would they write out their accents? Or are they dictating their stories to Welsh? Regardless, I'm probaly getting caught up in minutae; I have enjoyed every book of his that I've read immensely. If you've never read Welsh this is not one that I'd start with. Start with Trainspotting or Glue.

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