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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
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Jan 31, 2008

it was amazing
Read in January, 2008

I recently read this, one of my top all-time books, again. And I say everyone else should read it too (unless you have a weak-stomach when it comes to images of hard drug use and unpleasant bodily functions). As soon as you get used to the he Scottish slang and phonetic-spelling, you'll realize it's one of the most amazing books ever in terms of idiomatic language and dialogue. Gen-Xers may also relate to the theme of disaffection --there's the "choose life" speech made famous by the movie. ( The movie was fine, but this is a reading experience.) Note that there is a glossary of Scottish slang in the back of American editions, which I didn't realize on first read and had a devil of a time tring to figure out what a bairn is.
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Chris Tusa Noticed you liked Trainspotting, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites).Thought you might like my novel since it's also about a group of disturbed kids and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

http://www.christophertusa.com/

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Chris


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