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Porno

(Mark Renton #3)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  16,995 ratings  ·  522 reviews
In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage sale ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by Anagrama (first published 2005)
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Adam Skluzáček Porno is a crossover of Mark Renton's and Terry Lawson's series. You should definitely read Trainspotting (Mark Renton #2) and I would advise you to…morePorno is a crossover of Mark Renton's and Terry Lawson's series. You should definitely read Trainspotting (Mark Renton #2) and I would advise you to read Glue (Terry Lawson #1) as well. It makes sense to read Skagboys (Mark Renton #1) before Trainspotting and Porno, but it's not necessary.
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Rob
Jun 29, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
So now, ye should prolly ken tha I jist finished up this Irvine Welsh cunt’s book ehs cault Porno. I cannae honestly be puttin masel n a spot of callin it the bes book ays ever read, likesay. But I’d some kinda daft liar if I cault it pure trash also! I cannae rightly say whae I felt like eh went wrong. Ehs like written a follow-up to dem lads fae Trainspotting — Rents n Simon “Sick Boy” n even Spud n the Beggar Boy! Ehs given ays dis tale a betrayal n redemption and wrapt it all up raun some sc ...more
F
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scotland, seen-movie
Perfect. Love these boys, they are like my family.
Film was 10/10 too.
Nood-Lesse
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La nostra tragedia è che nessuno ha una vera passione

Ogni tanto vado a rileggermi i capitoli dedicati a Franco Begbie. E' una delle migliori caratterizzazioni che mi sia mai capitato di trovare. La cattiveria di Welsh è una catarsi.

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Non gli do le 5 stelle solo perché nella traduzione per rendere lo slang vengono aboliti buona parte dei congiuntivi. Lei mi guarda è come se non mi crede e voglio che si siede... Ma per dei personaggi del genere si potrebbe sopportare anche l'abolizione della gr
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Sara
Feb 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the author, fans of 'trainspotting'
this books really doesn't need to exist. it was great but what i loved about 'trainspotting' was that the ending was a whole "this is how it is" vibe. 'porno' never needed to be born. i always appreciated authors that really loved their characters and this is an instance where you can tell that irvine welsh just really wanted another chance to tell the stories of these great characters.

it was strange, but pleasing, to read about them again. i almost want to say "read about them as grown-ups" bu
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Makis Dionis
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: malt, whisky
O Welsh βασικά ξέρει μια ιστορία να πει. Τη λέει όμως φανταστικά.
Ξέρει κ τη γενιά του και την γειτονιά του. Η τομή στην dark side του Leith είναι αιματοβαμμένη, βουτηγμένη στην μιζέρια και στη ντρογκα, αλλά δείχνει ζωή. Το ύφος του απαράμιλλο, και η στακατη γραφή του σε βάζει κάπου εκεί δίπλα να το βιώνεις και συ αυτό που συμβαίνει. Σχεδόν ντοκουμενταρίστικο 
Gianfranco Mancini


Essendo un gran fan del film Trainspotting (purtroppo ho letto il libro solo l'anno scorso. Mea culpa.), mi sono accinto a leggere questo seguito poco prima che uscisse nelle sale T2 con una certa apprensione, essendo di solito i sequel letterari e cinematografici delle amare delusioni.



Sorpresa! Saró pazzo ma forse secondo me "Porno" é persino migliore dell'originale.
I cattivi ragazzi di Edimburgo sono tornati alla grande in un racconto corale, sboccato e divertentissimo, che mi ha fatto divorar
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Ray
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hey, I think I already read this some years back...

Yes, it's one of those books with the movie posters which we are always embarrassed to have. But this time they renamed it; the book Porno is now called T2 Trainspotting because of that film. It's almost false advertising in fact, as the new movie is very loosely based on the original prose novel sequel to you-know-which movie.

Yet here I am and I would still like to do a review that is in part film review and book, because it comparisons canno
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Steven Ryan
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read this years ago and only writing a review now because I just saw T2 the other day, which I thought was going to be Porno but could never see how it would be possible. Porno is graphically porno and the rape of a prostitute who was drug addled and had already poo'd her knickers before they raped her was a stark and brilliant depiction of junkies and their norms and has remained with me for years. I've read a few Welsh books and it's great how, in your head, you can read it with a Scottish acc ...more
Sara Zovko
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welsh zna kako prikazati dno ljudskog dna, bavi se ljudskim smećem , a opet u svakome od njih nalazi se nešto, neka životna priča koja ih čini upravo takvima kakvi jesu. On može istovremeno i nasmijat i zgroziti svog čitatelja, gotovo u istoj rečenici i upravo zato ga obožavam.
Ovdje se pojavljuju likovi iz Trainspottinga, prošlo je gotovo desetljeće i oni su "odrasli", tako da Porno zapravo zaokružuje cijelu priču (a tko je gledao Trainspotting 2, vidjet će da je puno toga uzeto upravo iz ove k
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Kaita
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, favorites
"If the word of the eighties was 'me', and in the nineties 'it', in the millennium it's 'ish'. Everything has to be vague and qualified. Substance used to be important, then style was everything. Now it's all just faking it."



5/5
Just like with Glue, I love Porno more now than ever.

Porno by Irvine Welsh is the third book in a series about the Trainspotting crew, which is made up primarily of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie. It is set in the future, with all of them in their 30s. And it is MAGN
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Alex
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series
Its hard to know what to say about this book. Trainspotting has been such a favorite of mine for ages that I was a little excited to finally get around to reading the sequel. I think the biggest problem I have with the book is that I'm not convinced that it needed to exists. It almost comes off as a piece of fan fiction Welsh wrote as a fan of his own characters. Thats not to say that parts of it aren't entertaining, because they are. The beginning is alright with the set up of the current schem ...more
Zoe Quick
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Someone else on here likened it to fan fiction and thats kind of what this is, fan fiction written by the author.
So all this poverty/violence/junky porn fiction was getting a little overworked and obvious? then chuck in some 'real' porn to spice it up. Irvine Welshs greatest skill as a writer for me is his ability to take a despicable lowlife scumbag character and make you see his humanity, like in Filth. His worst quality is that he can't write women characters for shite, they're two-dimensiona
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Teresita
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Me gustó mucho, aunque tiene casi el mismo final de Trainspotting, aunque más emocionante por lo de Begbie y Sick Boy. Me pregunto si saldrá la continuación y también quiero ver la película. Este fue mi primer intento de reseña, no me juzgen (?)
Luke
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Am I crazy for thinking this almost rivals Trainspotting? Probably. I never see people include this on their list of favorite Irvine Welsh books, but it's right up there for me. Sequels are usually disappointing, and the idea of seeing your favorite slackers 10 years on (give or take), skag-free, with adult responsibilities doesn't sound very appealing, but, trust me, they haven't changed that much.

And while Trainspotting felt like more of a short story collection than a conventional novel, Por
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Allan
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've had this on my shelves for a long long time, and was hoping that it'd come out on audiobook, which is the medium through which I enjoyed the first two in the series, but given that the film based on the book was due for release, I decided to read the copy physically, despite its imposing length and seemingly impenetrable Scottish dialect in parts.

All the main characters and many of the minor ones from the previous books make an appearance in this one, the story picking up a number of years
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Kiah
May 10, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying sequel to Trainspotting, in which all your favorite characters return. The plot centers around Sick Boy's desire to get revenge on Mark Renton, who's returned to Edinburgh from Amsterdam to help Sick Boy and some of the rest of the old crew produce an indie porn flick. Yup. Meanwhile, our dear Begbie has been released from prison and is dead-set on essentially murdering Rents.

More fun and less intense than Trainspotting, and each chapter is still told by different characters.
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Angie Michelle Muñoz castilla
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
qué puedo decir de Porno?
Con este libro Irvine Welsh se ha convertido en uno de esos escritores que aparte de crear, personajes y historias increíbles, tiene una manera de escribir PERFECTA. Da los detalles que tiene que dar, describe lo que TIENE que describir .... PERFECTA.
El hecho que todos sus capítulos sean en primera persona , teniendo personajes tan distintos hace que todo parezca muy real y aunque por partes es muy pertubardor.... también es MUY necesario.
Tengo muchas ganas de ver la p
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Praj
Jun 28, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iw
Ah’ll tell, fuckin crappin Welsh ah think masel jist git a beer n read aboot aw auld Leithers. Ah’m thinking aboot thit cunt book Porno like it wis pillin ma heid oaf.

Porno marks the arrival of the conniving Leithers-Sick Boy, Renton, Spud and Begbie. The narration parting in three dimensions Stag, Porno and Exhibition; drafts the homecoming of Simon (Sick Boy) to Leith amid resuming his wayward Machiavellian schemes to earn hard cash through filming a lowly dissident pornographic film with few
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Johan Wilbur
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La continuación de Trainspotting, ¿qué se puede decir de ella? pues que es cojonuda, ¿ya? Si, ya está.

Ver lo que les ocurrió a Spud, Sick Boy, Bigbie y Renton después de que este último les diera el palo al final de Trainspotting es un puntazo y el cómo continúan sus vidas me resulta del todo coherente (sin entrar en los detalles por no destripar, digamos que todo es bastante verosímil dentro de lo que cada personaje lleva a cuestas) e incluso el como acaba esta nueva andanza pues si, creo que t
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Elaine
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very interesting story about predators and their prey. It's so long since I've read Trainspotting that I'd forgotten the characters quite a bit but I soon remembered them as they were still the same selfish, opportunistic lot. I never thought I could really like a book that had no characters that I could like. A realistic portrayal of good and bad in one person is fine but I need to root for the protagonist in some way and care about what happens to them. Well I did like Porno but although the ...more
Juan Araizaga
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 días y 595 páginas después. La mítica continuación de Trainspotting. La saga de los cuatro drogadictos más queridos por la cultura pop. Lo primero es que ahora tengo unas irrefrenables ganas de leer Skagboys, la precuela.

Por supuesto que hubo cosas que me gustaron y otras que no. Sigo detestando con todas mis fuerzas (aunque llegó a mi memoria esa plática que tuve con alguien que me decía que Spud representaba todo lo bueno de la sociedad) a Spud, Sick Boy me parece un incomprendido egocéntri
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Lara Sijnesael
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTE BRILLIANCE! I was afraid that Porno would disappoint after Trainspotting but Welsh lifted this one to a whole new level. I liked the fact that Welsh didn't just emulate Trainspotting but did something very different. This book seems to be written for the screen. Cannot wait to see the film adaptation.
Ana
I don't usually read books with that much swearing in them but.. Loved this one! :))
Smassing Culture
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ολόκληρη η κριτική στο Smassing Culture

To Porno του Irvine Welsh είναι το άξιο sequel του Trainspotting

Το 1993 ένα μικρό θαύμα συνέβη για τον τότε άσημο Irvine Welsh: το πρώτο του βιβλίο, το Trainspotting, κυκλοφορεί στα ράφια των βιβλιοπωλείων και γίνεται γρήγορα ανάρπαστο. Μερικά χρόνια μετά, το βιβλίο, το οποίο ‘’αξίζει να πουλήσει περισσότερα αντίτυπα και από την Βίβλο’’, μεταφέρεται και στον κινηματογράφο από τον Danny Boyle με τον Ewan McGregor σε πρωταγωνιστικό ρόλο και η επιτυχία του έργ
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Eda Altintasli
Aug 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Trainspotting was far better
J.M. Hushour
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This the sequel to 'Trainspotting' and in many ways, it surpasses it. I can sum up the novel in two phrases culled from it: "Nobody except destructive exploiters...have any passion." and "We live in an anal society."
Two things are made apparent: 1) the novel is a snarky-as-fuck indictment of pretty much everything our culture stands for and 2) it's about sex. Don't be fooled, though, by my curious bifurcation. The two are hardly separable and that's the point. Welsh's genius lies in his ability
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Mountbatten
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fajn, dočteno, můžu do kina na T2 :D
Hrozně mne prudila první pětina, takže jsem tuto knížku četla hrozně moc let:) Sickboy je nejvíc nesympatická postava, úpe ho nesnáším a začátek byl hlavně o těch jeho fintičkách, manipulaci s lidma, pasení žen... ale jakmile se vrátí do Leithu, přidají se i další postavy. Ve vyprávění se střídají postavy z Trainspottingu a tak je (opět) každý pohled vyprávěn jiným stylem. Kdo nečetl Trainspotting, asi měl v tom zmatek, sice zde byl více propracovaný příběh, a
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Slymandra
This is the follow-up to Trainspotting , and although the movie biased me towards the characters in the first installment, this time I'm sure: Sick Boy is my favorite character. He's sharing the front stage with another (female) character in this novel and shines like the most caustic star above them all.
As usual with Welsh, this book is brutal and crude, too bad I couldn't read it in its original version because I know the translation tends to tone it down. The story was more structured than T
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Lea Dokter
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I really loved diving into the world of Trainspotting again, the plot in this sequel seems a bit forced and the point where everything starts to come together happens about ten pages before the end of the book, so there's little time to catch your breath and find some closure. Character development is great though, and so many of them are somehow brought back in from the first book, which is amazing. I just wish the ending was different or more worked out: I absolutely loved the open endi ...more
Rachel Louise Atkin
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I loved this soooo much more than I expected to! It was great to see the old boys again, and the new characters were just as entertaining. The voices were sharp and moved in and out of each other very well - I remember finding the differentiation difficult to see in Trainspotting but here it was good. Everything about this just seemed exciting and fresh, especially the writing.
Kind of wish there was more of Renton, because for me this was very much Sick Boys story. Yet then again, this wasn't T
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Probably most famous for his gritty depiction of a gang of Scottish Heroin addicts, Trainspotting (1993), Welsh focuses on the darker side of human nature and drug use. All of his novels are set in his native Scotland and filled with anti-heroes, small time crooks and hooligans. Welsh manages, however to imbue these characters with a sad humanity that makes them likable despite their obvious scumb ...more

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