Trainspotting–Irvine Welsh

I FINISHED IT MOTHER FUCKERS!!!! ….Eh. Sorry that went vulgar on me really fast! But I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to be finished this Everest of linguistics.

This book seriously confused me at first, as I’m sure you’ve read and remember my ranting and ravings and reading the book out loud in a Scottish accent to help me get through it, and it took forever for me to do so. BUT here I am. On the other side of the mountain with my brain a little busted but my heart full of joy.

Although the story is pretty upsetting. At one point there is just a lot of poo. Like a revolting amount. More poo than that book “Everybody Poops”.

If you are going to read this book I highly suggest a few things:


2)Get drunk if you do.

3)Read it out loud with your friends.

Okay, okay, I’m kidding. If you fancy yourself a bit of a challenge, do it. If you like the punk (was it punk? More druggie than punk I suppose…wait…it’s punk. Definitely punk. OH GOD I’m so broken I don’t even know.) scene and drug related books with a lot of insanity, hit it. You don’t have to be drunk, but it would definitely be an interesting experiment to see how much of it you can actually read while a little trashed.

I still recommend reading it with your friends.

If anything, this books makes you want to go Straight Edge.

Constant vigilance.


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