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Trainspotting (1993) [Novel]
by Irvine Welsh Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 7.9 of 10 (29 votes) (Rate!)
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Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career-an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter.

Original title: Trainspotting
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor


Edition #1: Trainspotting

Trainspotting (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The best book ever written by man or woman... deserves to sell more copies than the Bible." Rebel, Inc.
  • "It is funny, unflinchingly abrasive, authentic, and inventive, unerringly on—and of—the pulse. It is a true cult, the kind of novel you press on perfect strangers. It validates a world fiction hasn't recognized before." Time Out
  • "Irvine Welsh writes with skill, wit, and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades." Nick Hornby, Sunday Times
  • "Irvine Welsh may become one of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit, and force, and in a voice which those alienated by much current fiction clearly want to hear." Times Literary Supplement
  • "Irvine Welsh is the real thing—a marvelous admixture of nihilism and heartbreak, pinpoint realism (especially in dialect and tone), and almost archetypal universality." David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest
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Trainspotting (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Minerva
ISBN: 0749396067
Pages: 343

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Trainspotting (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393314804
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.2 x 1.1 in
Pages: 348

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