Ecstasy

Ecstasy

by Irvine Welsh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343175
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Series: Movie Tie-In Editions Series
Edition description: Movie Tie-in Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 700,144
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstacy, Filth (soon to be a major motion picture), Glue, Porno, and Crime, among other works. Welsh is also producing movies and writing screenplays. A native of Edinburgh, he lives in Chicago and Miami.

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Ecstasy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
jayne_charles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book contains three separate stories, all connected by a subject close to the author's heart - drugs. I liked the middle one of the three best, which deals with a Thalidomide-style drug scandal, though there were good points about all three tales. The first story pushes the boundaries of taste. Starting quite innocently with an ageing female romance writer, Welsh manages to hop, step and jump the story into necrophilia (including a particularly crude joke on the subject). Avoid if you're easily offended!
sggottlieb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It takes a while to get used to the very strong Scottish dialect and slang but once you do, the stories are gripping. Violent, vulgar and obscene but certainly gripping. All the stories have woven plot lines that come together at the end. The first is about a romance novel writer and a nurse. The second is about revenge against a pharmaceutical responsible for causing birth defects. The third is about a woman who leaves a loveless marriage. All three are rich with emotional detail. A very worthy read.
DavidSwindle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of Welsh's weaker books. The shock doesn't work without a decent story and characters to back it up.
TomSlee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All the gross-out drug-addled dialect-speak of Trainspotting, with a little corpse-buggering thrown in, but lacking the human impact. It revisits, without the flash of originality.
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Fabulous. But in every story it was the female with the physical flaws. Can you give us a flawed male?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is an amzing piece...very well written and inspirational. the fact that it inspired my favorite band, My Chemical Romance, is another positive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great, it was a real page turner. I would recommend this to any one
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfect,nothing can beat Welsh's unusual voice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great,mcr got their name from it, thats all u need to know. mcr is my favorite band of all time and are my reason for being here
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grrreeeaaattt book. I actually only read it becuase it's the book that helped Mikey Way come up with the name My Chemical Romance.[[and I happen to be a huge fan]] It turned out to be an amazing book. =]
Guest More than 1 year ago
Irvine Welsh is amazing! He has inspired one of todays biggest bands, which just happens to be my favorite. This book is really good. I love it!