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Skagboys Mark Renton Has It All He S Good Looking, Young, With A Pretty Girlfriend And A Place At University But There S No Room For Him In The s Thatcher S Government Is Destroying Working Class Communities Across Britain, And The Post War Certainties Of Full Employment, Educational Opportunity And A Welfare State Are Gone When His Family Starts To Fracture, Mark S Life Swings Out Of Control And He Succumbs To The Defeatism Which Has Taken Hold In Edinburgh S Grimmer Areas The Way Out Is HeroinIt S No Better For His Friends Spud Murphy Is Paid Off From His Job, Tommy Lawrence Feels Himself Being Sucked Into A Life Of Petty Crime And Violence The Worlds Of The Thieving Matty Connell And Psychotic Franco Begbie Only Sick Boy, The Supreme Manipulator Of The Opposite Sex, Seems To Ride The Current, Scamming And Hustling His Way Through It All Skagboys Charts Their Journey From Likely Lads To Young Men Addicted To The Heroin Which Has Flooded Their Disintegrating Community This Is The s A Time Of Drugs, Poverty, AIDS, Violence, Political Strife And Hatred But A Lot Of Laughs, And Maybe Just A Little Love A Decade Which Changed Britain For Ever The Prequel To The World Renowned Trainspotting, This Is An Exhilarating And Moving Book, Full Of The Scabrous Humour, Salty Vernacular And Appalling Behaviour That Has Made Irvine Welsh A Household Name The best book I ve read in a while Don t ask me if it was as good as Trainspotting because that was ages ago Skagboys sounds right The dialogue written in phonetic Edinburghese was tricky at the start but I soon got into it and was calling my wife a c t in no time Seriously, be careful of that Your head will be taken over by an angry foul mouthed Scot As if there is any other kind Skagboys sounds right because it is written in the first person from a number of perspectives So you ge The best book I ve read in a while Don t ask me if it was as good as Trainspotting because that was ages ago Skagboys sounds right The dialogue written in phonetic Edinburghese was tricky at the start but I soon got into it and was calling my wife a c t in no time Seriously, be careful of that Your head wi I should prefix this short review with a disclaimer that I m a huge Welsh fan boy and am probably incapable of writing anything totally subjective about this book.Since Trainspotting, I have read everything he has ever done and have bought the books the minute they have come out I suppose he s the literary equivalent to my favoutite band and like with my favourite band even when the high standards slip If you liked school, you ll love work I always believe it s only a temporary glitch and gre I should prefix this short review with a disclaimer that I m a huge Welsh fan boy and am probably incapable of writing anything totally subjective about this book.Since Trainspotting, I have read everything he has ever done and have bought the books the minute they have come out I suppose he s the literary equivalent to my favoutite band and like with my favourite band even when the high standards slip If you liked school, you ll love work I always believe it s only a temporary glitch and greatness will soon be restored Although this isn t always the case Oasis being a fine example of that.Skagboys is a return to form for Welsh, all the characters from Trainspotting are back and up to their usual shennanigans When Welsh is on form he s characterisation is second to none and the way he writes the dynamic between the group of pals is just superb.Welsh is in my opini Since reading Trainspotting around the time it came out I have read and, to one degree or another, enjoyed every one of Irvine Welsh s books Before writing this review I had a look round at some of the other reviews and notice that this book does seem to polarise opinion, generally though most of the readers who have enjoyed previous Irvine Welsh books have enjoyed this one though certainly not all One reviewer likened Skagboys to the extras that turn on up on some DVDs, specifically tha Since reading Trainspotting around the time it came out I have read and, to one degree or another, enjoyed every one of Irvine Welsh s books Before writing this review I had a look round at some of the other reviews and notice that this book does seem to polarise opinion, generally though most of the readers who have enjoyed previous Irvine Welsh books have enjoyed this one though certainly not all One reviewer likened Skagboys to the extras that turn on up on some DVDs, specifically that Skagboys is the extras for Trainspotti Ah dinnae really expect ah m gaunny git intae a 500 page book that wis written in this dialect, likesay ken Ah m nae Scottish gadge masel.But it really did wonders to the book, the language, and the culture that Irvine Welsh depicted in this prequel TL DR if you liked Trainspotting, you ll definitely like Skagboys too.Note that this was my first venture into the world of Trainspotting, the crown jewel of this story I deliberately decided to follow Renton co from the

  • Paperback
  • 548 pages
  • Skagboys
  • Irvine Welsh
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 0224087916

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