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The Acid House
     

The Acid House

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by Irvine Welsh
 

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ISBN-10: 0393312801

ISBN-13: 9780393312805

Pub. Date: 04/17/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan.
He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy, Irvine Welsh is able to

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Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan.
He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy, Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity, well hidden as it is, of his generally depraved, lazy, manipulative, and vicious characters. He specializes particularly in cosmic reversals—God turn a hapless footballer into a fly; an acid head and a newborn infant exchange consciousnesses with sardonically unexpected results—always displaying a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and detail. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously dangerous writer who always creates a sensation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393312805
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/1995
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
554,981
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Acid House 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man is so brilliant he will blow you away. These stories are so funny and so repulsive at the same time that you can't help but enjoy yourself. I would like to read one fresh Irvine Welsh novel a month and I would be the happiest reader alive. It's too bad that more people will never read him or 'get' him because he is the most phenomenal writer out there. And you don't have to be a young, hip, Euro druggie to appreciate him. I am a 43 year old Texas woman who knows that stumbling on to Irvine Welsh is the best thing that will happen to a reader who craves something extraordinary.
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