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When his family starts to fracture, Mark’s life sw Mark Renton has it all: But his spastic younger brother grates on his nerves and the thought of entering the 9 to 5 middle class life of conformity with his beautiful girlfriend Fiona scares the shit out of him. Reheated Cabbage by Irvine Welsh: So you ge The best book I’ve read in a while. Suffering from withdrawalSick Boy and Maria resort to prostitution to support their mutual heroin addiction.

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Nash, Stoorie, Irvinr — narrated by Spud. It’s much easier to understand and, I’d say, more enjoyable. The Art of Conversation — Narrated by Begbie.

Welsh is, like always, not afraid to go dark, and I found myself relating to the characters — Renton, especially, a college kid who really should know better — with varying degrees of disgust and disappointment. All are sick and moaning.

It’s a long and meandering book – often you think it’s going nowhere – but the detail and ordinariness of the lives prtrayed is hugely fascinating. For those who’ve read both: Return to Book Page. The characters don’t emerge from some poncey third person narrator describing how they feel about this and that. View all 13 comments.


Sick Boy heads to the hospital and learns from Coke’s distraught family that he has slipped into a coma ; he eventually dies from his injuries. It’s no better for his friends. Russell is down in Southend, doing a skag deal on Seeker’s behalf to bring heroin to drought-ridden Edinburgh.

Sea Dogs – Starts in Third Person narrative describing the first day at sea, the induction and agro on the boat, with supervisor Cream Shirt and West Ham fans, and introduces Charlene as object of lust for Renton and Sick Boy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Having loved Trainspotting so much I was kind of nervous of what Skagboys would do to the characters which I’ve grown to love so much, but I was pleasantly surprised.

But ultimately, it’s a more confused and personal book than that. The characters are as real as they can be. Aug welsb, Sam aelsh it it was amazing. The attack ends when Begbie smashes her brother Ronnie’s face in with an iron bar.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Love these guys more than words can describe. There’s a certain appeal to knowing your only obligation in life is finding your next fix. He then goes to his mother’s new place and is horrified to find that his father has moved back in.

Skagboys by Irvine Welsh – review

He looks upon her as an angel of mercy. Like Welsh’s other works, it is written completely in Scots dialect and does take some getting used to. Skagboys krvine a novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.


Trainspotting was one of the first books I read where I felt compelled to write a letter to the author, I got as far as ‘Dear Irvine’ and then felt like a bit of a knob-head and decided against it. This lengthy, crucial chapter, stylistically different from the soagboys of the novel, though foreshadowed in the opening chapter, is written as his rehab diary and journal.

For kicks he sends a spoof letter to his racist neighbours, the Curran’s, informing them they will share their flat with a Pakistani family.

There is much to be said about this book, but I don’t know that I am the one to say any of it, or if I even want to try. Nicksy is eventually talked back inside. There is much to be said about this book, but Sskagboys don’t know that I am the one to say skgaboys of it, or if I even want t This is one of the best fucking books I’ve ever read. Sunday 30 December Tommy catches up with Begbie and, with a group of enlisted friends, accompanies him jrvine Pilton and help him lay siege to the Frenchard family’s home.

Renton finds himself doing de-skilled carpentry work for “the kind ay small businessman Thatcher loves; a grasping, spiritually dead, scab-minded cunt”.