Trainspotting The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle s hit filmChoose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments choose washing machines choose cars choose sitting oan a co

The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle s hit filmChoose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments choose washing machines choose cars choose sitting oan a couch watching mind numbing and spirit crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fThe bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle s hit filmChoose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments choose washing machines choose cars choose sitting oan a couch watching mind numbing and spirit crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked up brats ye ve produced Choose life.

Trainspotting Aug , Trainspotting Directed by Danny Boyle With Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. Trainspotting film Trainspotting is a British black comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald in her debut Based on the novel of the same title by Irvine Welsh, the film was released in the United Kingdom on February . Trainspotting Rotten Tomatoes Trainspotting is cult classic directed by Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire and stars Ewan McGregor Star Wars prequels as Mark Renton, a heroin addict struggling to rid himself of addiction. Trainspotting Official Site Miramax Danny Boyle s explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not Based on Irvine Walsh s novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace. What Does Trainspotting Mean Slang Definition of Trainspotting is the practice of watching trains, particularly as a hobby, with the aim of noting distinctive characteristics Where did trainspotting come from Trainspotting came to the attention of most Americans through the film of that name directed by TRAINSPOTTING definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary trainspotting meaning the activity of watching trains and writing down the numbers that each railway engine has the Learn . Trainspotting Welsh, Irvine Books For example we get, in Trainspotting, short stories that involve one of the main characters having brief but pretty graphic sex with a year old, obviously a ton of drug use, characters getting AIDS and HIV, unpleasant gay sex, animal abuse, touches of racism, physically abusive relationships, misogyny, the notorious dead baby whose haunting in the book is much sexually graphic , and so forth. Trainspotting movie review film summary Roger Ebert Jul , The characters in Trainspotting are violent they attack a tourist on the street and carelessly amoral no one, no matter how desperate, should regard a baby the way they seem to The legends they rehearse about each other are all based on screwing up, causing pain, and taking outrageous steps to find or avoid drugs. Urban Dictionary trainspotting Trainspotting is a term or reference used for people that have probably too much spare time on their hands, and have the ability to draw on useless information that seems relevant at the time you only live twice runnig time min. T Trainspotting T Trainspotting is a British black comedy drama film, set in and around Edinburgh, Scotland.The film was directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, based on characters created by Irvine Welsh in his novel Trainspotting and its follow up Porno T was released in the United Kingdom on January , and worldwide throughout February and March .

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  1. 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 scumbaggerry Irvine Welsh is also known for writing in his native Edinburgh Scots dialect, making his prose challenging for the average reader unfamiliar with this style.

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  1. Fuck me insensible Oh ya cunt, ya Ah dinnae watch the movie, bit ma heid s spinnin fae readin this shite, ah kin fuckin tell ye The book s no novel mair a collection ay short stories, likesay, aboot a bunch ay Scot junkies The cunts go aroond, fartin n shitein n shootin smack The book is written in the Scottish dialect, sortay like whit ah m tryin tae imitate, ken whit ah mean It wisnnae easy fe us tae git intae it It made us scoobied aboot whit the cunts were sayin, likesay, bit after a while i [...]

  2. I must have read the first page of Trainspotting than twenty times since purchasing the book years ago, and each time I would put it back in fear of all the Scottish dialect There s no point lying, this is a challenging novel, sometimes you have to read things twice or pause to think about them to fully understand what s being said But, unlike a lot of books that are difficult to read, this was ultimately rewarding and once you get used to the slang words it becomes a very gritty, moving and fu [...]

  3. As seen on The ReadventurerThis is why I love reading challenges they allow me to discover books I would have never picked up on my own Let s face it, would I ever intentionally seek a book about Scottish low lives junkies, thugs, and prostitutes Don t think so But alas, the fate threw Welsh s Trainspotting my way and I ate it up like hot cakes Trainspotting is a collection of short stories narrating scenes in the lives of a Skag Boys skag heroin Rents, Sick Boy, Begsbie, Spud, and various peopl [...]

  4. Everything you heard about this book is true It will not only melt your face, but also the faces of anyone in the same room as you Be prepared for a deluge of c words from page one to page last, be prepared for a detailed account of a bunch of lively Scottish junkies scuffling and waiting for their man and spiking up and all of that This is offensiveness which achieves transcendence There are scenes which will make you will drop your jaw so far you ll have to spend half an hour looking for it it [...]

  5. Probably the most famous passage from the book Whin yir oan junk, aw ye worry about is scorin Oaf the gear, ye worry aboot loads ay things Nae money, cannae git pished Goat money, drinkin too much Cannae git a burd, nae chance ay a ride git a burd, too much hassle, canne breathe withoot her gitten oan yir case Either that, or ye blow it, and feel aw guilty Ye worry aboot bills, food bailiffs, these Jambo Nazi scum beatin us, aw the things that ye couldnae gie a fuck aboot whin yuv goat a real ju [...]

  6. Buddy Read with Murugesh.This is the first time I am reading a book that involves Drug Addiction It does not just involve Drug addiction but that is the center theme of the story The writing is a bit different and most of the chapters are written in Scottish dialect and I had to actually go and re read sentences many times The narrator changes with each chapter, and at first it was difficult to follow whose point of view we are reading But as the book progresses, just by looking at the language [...]

  7. Scegli la vita Scegli il mutuo da pagare, la lavatrice, la macchina scegli di startene seduto su un divano a guardare i giochini alla televisione, a distruggerti il cervello e l anima, a riempirti la pancia di porcherie che ti avvelenano Scegli di marcire in un ospizio, cacandoti e pisciandoti sotto, cazzo, per la gioia di quegli stronzi egoisti e fottuti che hai messo al mondo Beh, io invece scelgo di non sceglierla, la vita E se quei coglioni non sanno come prenderla, una cosa del genere, beh, [...]

  8. I m a little confused about why I d had the other edition reviewed, when I didn t read the John Hodge after movie version delete, delete, delete If I hadn t seen the movie first, I probably wouldn t have even tried reading the book because the language difference is not the most accommodating to read in print The writing works for the people, place, and lifestyle that s being shown, but it s definitely easier to understand when you have the movie to refer to in your mind I will say that after a [...]

  9. I actually quite enjoyed this book though some parts of it were really hard to take There s a lot of vulgarity, sex and violence, but the book also talks about some important issues, such as Scottish nationalism, HIV AIDS, drug use there s a LOT of drug use , racism in the UK and the problems in Northern Ireland The characters are quite colourful and interesting, I think they are well developed.The book was quite philosophical and witty at times, though mainly from a misanthropic viewpoint This [...]

  10. I love the movie so much, I didn t think this book could be better than the movie Oh, but it is Review to come, because I need to process what I ve just read P.S I m attempting to review the book in phonetic Scots, it s immensely difficult.

  11. I ve actually read this book several times as it never fails to wow me when the original film came out, I remember rushing to the book shop in a frenzy to go and buy it now I m showing my age Irvine Welsh is such a fabulous writer visceral, searingly truthful and highly amusing in places I thought he hit the Scottish brogue just right with his dialogue, and the characters were so convincingly conveyedI defy anyone not to fall in love with the hapless Spud Just beware when you read Pornoages of S [...]

  12. I love this novel I ve read it three times, and I never re read books What surprised me at the first reading of this book was how disjointed it was when compared to the movie Only a fraction of the chapters are represented in the film version, and several characters are missing completely I learned that each chapter was actually a short story and Trainspotting itself was merely a collection However,I found that the book characters were much engaging and human It seemed that each one of them, fr [...]

  13. Best Scottish thing ever If you can read, as in just read this, then you are my hero It s written in pure Scottish dialect And it s movie gave us a young Obi Wan Kenobi.

  14. Read as part of the Infinite Variety 2016 Reading Challenge based on the BBC s Big Read poll.A series of short stories, from various drug fuelled view points in 90s Scotland that together make up a vivid and dire account of some Scottish junkies, the lowest of the low, who don t want to own a washing machine and watching game shows.I only made my way to about half way I do get the point, or the non point, of this book, I do But I didn t like it I disliked the whole of it and I couldn t bring mys [...]

  15. DNF at 2% I tried reading the book, but couldn t understand over half of the language Tried listening to it and couldn t understand half of the narration The film is fantastic, one of my favorites, but I m just not capable of translating the vernacular of the text This is my bad I decline to rate because this is definitely my problem and no problem with the book Bitching about not being able to read this book would be like bitching about not being able to read a book in Japanese because I don t [...]

  16. In questo libro ho letto 1357 volte la parola cazzo 595 volte la parola coglione coglioni 163 volte la parola stronzo 97 volte la parola palle Dunque, se volessi limitare il lessico a quello ampiamente privilegiato dall autore, il massimo di recensione che potrei scrivere sarebbe Ma che due palle, cazzo ne ho pieni i coglioni di leggere quel che fanno sti stronzi Oddio, non sarebbe granch come recensione, ma avrebbe innegabilmente il dono della sintesi Ma, a va sans dire, non la scriver Sono una [...]

  17. Se fosse un quadro, sarebbe del viscido e melmoso vomito sparato con forza su una vista di Edimburgo.Se fosse musica, sarebbe piuttosto un agghiacciante stridore metallico schiaffato in mezzo ad una melodia armoniosa Di quei rumori sbagliati, quelli che ti fanno coprire le orecchie.Se fosse un film beh, c gi un film, e va benissimo vedersi quello, senza presentazioni.Questo Trainspotting onesto come l ero , sbagliato come la vita , bellissimo come l imperfezione di Rents.

  18. Quando c aria di tempesta ogni porto buono, e me la sento, la tempesta che m infuria in corpo, dietro la maschera che ho in faccia.Una provocazione a pi livelli, uno spaccato del mondo della droga, uno scorcio marcio dietro la facciata patinata e infiocchettata di una nazione, un viaggio crudo e oscuro nella mente umana Senza sconti.Non vuole insegnare nulla, solo una voce sotto forma di pagine che pretende di essere ascoltata Beh, magari qualcuno a posto c rimasto dice Jane, quando ci siamo rip [...]

  19. I watched the movie first years ago and absolutely love it even to these days, the book itself is almost just as good although the book s ending is a bit weak when comparing to the movie s ending I love how Irvine Welsh weaved his sharp, cutting observation of the 1980 to 1990 Scotland society and the teens subculture into his sassy tale about coming of age, trust and friendship for a bunch of up to no good drug addicted teenagers And it s one of my most favorite coming of age tales of all time

  20. Unpopular opinion I did not like the way this story was told.It wasn t the use of the Scottish dialect living in Scotland I can deal with such a thing rather what I couldn t enjoy was the way the story seemed to be told through short stories To me, this ruined some of the impact of the story Events seemed to be thrown at us rather than things slowly coming together It felt like things simply were rather than being allowed to see how things slowly came to fruition.Honestly, I wanted to enjoy thi [...]

  21. This book is definitely a masterpiece, succeeding into portraying the junkie life as close to reality as possible I had a great time reading it, I even enjoyed the Scottish dialect and the bad words If I had to choose a word to describe Trainspotting, it would be art you get to know the characters, to understand what they are going through and to feel their pain, their reality You get to see them struggle, trying to escape their addiction but eventually going back to the good old needle The book [...]

  22. Trainspotting uno di quei rari casi rari, ma affatto unici in cui la trasposizione cinematografica piace di pi o almeno riscuote maggior successo del romanzo originale La cosa curiosa che la distanza del prodotto cinematografico rispetto all originale, che spesso comporta un giudizio alquanto negativo, in certi casi, come questo, ribalta la situazione insomma, di Trainspotting mi piaciuto mille volte di pi il film, perch probabilmente un altra cosa rispetto al libro Del romanzo originale rimane [...]

  23. I imagine when people hear the title of this book, they immediately think something scene As if it s the story of a bunch of junkies in Scotland The thing is about Welsh is that the culture of the people who live on these streets is really a grand metaphor for all kinds of political criticisms and systems It has to do with the relationship of the Scottish to their own gov t as well as their relationship with Ireland and England At the same time, these points may be easy to miss when mired with t [...]

  24. Those that know me are aware that I ve never seriously and can count on two fingers how often done any serious drugs the worse I ve tried was weed and it did absolutely nothing for me except make me feel like I was choking to death So why the attraction of Irvine Welsh s lovely books They are anything but lovely, like a trip down into the sewer but they are still, to my ears anyways, gorgeous in the dialogue, characterizations and most of all, the original, frantic storylines Who else writes ab [...]

  25. Una visi n muy distinta de Edimburgo soez, rid cula, drogadicta, violenta, futbolera y portadora de VIH.Todo eso hace que la lectura sea un pu etazo en la cara de esos que necesitas de vez en cuando.

  26. Death is of a process rather than an event that s what Reds think and all the book is a description of an optional reality Optional yes, but so reali like Irving Welsh he use sarcasm and black humor to approach all the difficult complex matters Dark but colorful

  27. Choose us Choose life Choose mortgage payments choose washing machines choose cars Choose sitting oan a couch watching mind numbing and spirit crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrrassment tae the selfish, fucked up brats ye ve produced Choose life Well, ah choose no tae choose life If the cunts cannae handle that, it s thair fuckin problem 187 188 Trainspotting is the story of a group of S [...]

  28. If you ever told me I d cry reading this book, I d be like, what I ve seen the movie, you see, a long time ago But I did I cried like a baby I cried at a part in the middle of the book, the part that starts off the movie, the famous words of Choose life Choose Well, in case you haven t read the book and haven t seen the movie, you ll get what I mean, once you do both I m actually about to jump into re watching the movie again, now that I m done reading And, WOW Just, WOW This is not prose, this [...]

  29. In his appearance on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, philosopher and writer Roger Scruton, author of An Intelligent Person s Guide to Modern Culture, sniffed at Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting It s so badly written that I would call it an unsuccessful attempt to elevate to the level of high culture If you compare his scotified dialogue with Sir Walter himself you would see how badly written it is In 1993, Trainspotting was longlisted for the Booker Prize But, according to , it was rejected from the [...]

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