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Glue by Irvine Welsh
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it was amazing

why yes, i do believe i've found a new favorite author.

but. you know that frustration of a sneeze coming on; it builds and you think shit, this is going to be a big one.. and while you pull a stupid face bracing for the blow-out, it immediately evaporates to nothing? a disappointing end, it left me feeling a bit tense as though there ought to have been something more (or: minus the reprise).

small complaint, as the whole of Glue is brilliant. irvine welsh's ability to make sympathetic characters of those i'd otherwise dismiss -- ravers, wasters, junkies, hooligans, fucking for fuck's sake -- is no small feat, giving believable substance to a lot of piss and cum and making it into something endearing, even. never too dark or too heavy or too dirty.. bless for dry sarcastic humor. i'm smitten.

this was my first irvine welsh book. expectations were very MOR but now am wondering why it took this long for me to pick him up? loved it.
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June 21, 2008 – Shelved
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