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Porno by Irvine Welsh
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Jan 15, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: scottish, novel
Recommended for: Anyone who's read Trainspotting.
I own a copy , read count: 1

I loved this direct sequel to Trainspotting but it's not quite entertaining as it's predecessor. The focus shifts mainly from Renton to Sick Boy who, in my opinion, is just not as likeable a character as the Rent Boy. The ending is the best of all Welsh's books however, it actually gave me a little adrenalin rush, lovely.
In an humorous anecdote, a friend of mine left this book out in his room where his mum found it. The provocative title led her on to wrap it in a carrier bag and put it under his bed with some "top shelf" magazines. It made me laugh anyway.

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“You can't lie to your soul.”
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“I'm more of a warrior than you'll ever be. I believe in the class war. I believe in the battle of the sexes. I believe in my tribe. I believe in the righteous, intelligent clued-up section of the working classes against the brain-dead moronic masses as well as the mediocre, soulless bourgeoisie.”
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“Ye see, Rab, it's due to the way we feel about our arseholes. We now believe, as a species, if our soul is located anywhere in our bodies, it's up our arses. That's where it all goes. It makes sense. That's why we're obsessed with anal jokes, anal sex, anal hobbies...the arsehole - not the brain, not space - is the last frontier. That's what makes us revolutionaries.”
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