by Irvine Welsh


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ISBN-13: 9780393345056
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 146,859
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, A Decent Ride. He currently lives in Chicago. T2 Trainspotting was first published as Porno.

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Skagboys 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Daftboy1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. This is a prequal to Trainspotting, all the characters and some other names are here. The dialect is in broad Edinburgh slang. Find out how Renton and his chums got on before they got addicted to Herion. Very good Irvine Welsh book. I found it easy to follow as I am originally not far from Edinburgh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
imagine the main character as jack o connell from skins c;
appatel555 More than 1 year ago
Best known for the novel (made into a movie) Trainspotting, SKAGBOYS is Irvine Welsh’s newest work. SKAGBOYS is also a PREQUEL to Trainspotting, so if you were a fan, this is definitely for you. This includes many of the same characters (including my favorite, Begbie, and a considerable political and satirical content. Lots of back-story and snarky dialogue. Funny and tragic and grim, it still depicts another hopeless descent into addiction. Many other readers haven’t liked this book, because it seems a tired rehashing of the other two books in the series (Trainspotting, and its sequel, Porno), but I found it just as enthralling and exciting, like meeting up again with old friends.
Uffda_Gevalt More than 1 year ago
A remarkable book, Skagboys brings completion to Welsh's Lothian universe. Set against the fraying social fabric of Thatcherite Britain, a slightly younger Trainspotting crowd stares too long into the void of heroin addiction, well entrenching themselves into the rut we find them at the beginning of Welsh's first novel. The book has all the usual traits: the gutteral Leith-speak and amorphous internal dialogue; the cause-effect interconnectivity of characters; the digestion and rationalisation of the self-destruction and violence that inevitably seems to consume everyone. It's a dissection of cynicism and depravity, as only Irvine Welsh can perform.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic Irvine Welsh henever dissapoints. I highly recomend.