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The Acid House Description from the inside sleeveThis scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories introduces to these shores a young writer already being called the Scottish Celine of the s 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 turns 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 and he is bound to create a sensation Includes the following storiesThe Shooter Eurotrash Stoke Newington Blues VatA Soft Touch The Last Resort on the Adriatic Sexual Disaster Quartet Snuff A Blockage in the System Wayne Foster Where the Debris Meets the Sea Granny s Old Junk The House of John Deaf Across the Hall Lisa s Mum Meets the Queen Mum The Two Philosophers Disnae Matter The Granton Star Cause Snowman Building Parts for Rico the Squirrel Sport for All The Acid House A Smart Cunt a novella ➠ [Epub] ➚ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies ➪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk disturbing [Read] ➲ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and altogether outrageous collection of stories introduces to these shores a young writer already being called the Scottish Celine of the s Guardian and a mad postmodern Roald Dahl Weekend Scotsman Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy ➭ Fire Colour One Read ➵ Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity [PDF / Epub] ❤ Invisible Wounds ✅ Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk well hidden as it is [KINDLE] ❆ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk of his generally depraved [Download] ✤ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk lazy ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Read ➼ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk manipulative ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Squirmy Wormy ✐ Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and vicious characters He specializes particularly in cosmic reversals God turns 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 and he is bound to create a sensation Includes the following storiesThe Shooter Eurotrash Stoke Newington Blues VatA Soft Touch The Last Resort on the Adriatic Sexual Disaster Quartet Snuff A Blockage in the System Wayne Foster Where the Debris Meets the Sea Granny s Old Junk The House of John Deaf Across the Hall Lisa s Mum Meets the Queen Mum The Two Philosophers Disnae Matter The Granton Star Cause Snowman Building Parts for Rico the Squirrel Sport for All The Acid House A Smart Cunt a novella This is the fucking tops, a collection of stories delving into the depravity and disillusionment of post Thatcher Scotland The misfortunes are of a people inherently unprofitable, without place in the neo liberal hell scape they are emerging into Their past times are primarily drugs, sex and avoiding work If the Tories were to write a book describing what they thought a so called underclass would be like, it might turn out something like this, but devoid of Welsh s wit and mastery of dialec This is the fucking tops, a collection of stories delving into the depravity and disillusionment of post Thatcher Scotland The misfortunes are of a people inherently unprofitable, without place in the neo liberal hell scape they are emerging into Their past times are primarily drugs, sex and avoiding work If the Tories were to write a book describing what they thought a so called underclass would be like, it might turn out something like this, but devoid of Welsh s wit and mastery of dialect The short stories range from the realistic to the ridiculous, employing a wide, albeit largely the same, cast of downtrodden, drug addicts Madonna blethers with Kylie Minogue about shagging blokes from Leith, brains switch bodies and God exercises catharsis However, that s not to say the realistic stories don t stand side by side with them, drug addled frenziesthan compensate, on top of a scathing social commentary which leaves no shit unturned In fact, the resounding pessimism and dissatisfaction with courses through these stories has persisted until today The plight we face is the same, in a way that s a hallmark of all the great writers of Generation X, in that they accurately identified the dystopia they lived in, novelised it, sold it to Hollywood, then did fuck all else See Ellis, Palahniuk.But I don t mean to rant, it s not Welsh s fault, in fact he sums up a political thesis of sorts in the short story Smart Cunt I m thinking, what can I do, really do for the emancipation of working people in this country, shat on by the rich, tied into political inaction The answer is a resounding fuck all I think I ll stick to drugs to get me through the long, dark night of late capitalism That s then what the book is, a long stare in a mirror, then doing a line off it I rate it ten out of ten Holy shit, how could I have forgotten to add this to my list already, this collection of breakneck vileness, this wretchedness you wrench your head away from in shame that it happens to be so gripping and so funny In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they have invented a method for erasing specified memories from your mind I hope they invent just such a thing in real life so I can get them to erase all memory of my five star books so that I can read them all for the first time a Holy shit, how could I have forgotten to add this to my list already, this collection of breakneck vileness, this wretchedness you wrench your head away from in shame that it happens to be so gripping and so funny In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they have invented a method for erasing specified memories from your mind I hope they invent just such a thing in real life so I can get them to erase all memory of my five star books so that I can read them all for the first time again Irvine Welsh became something of a parody of himself later on, wee Scots druggy mouthy baldie that he is, but let that not take anything away from his magnificent trilogy of Trainspotting, Acid House and Maribou Stork Nightmares Hey Irvine, if I see you floating down the gutter I ll bring you a bottle of wine I m pretty sure the novella A Smart Cunt was in here Though I have zero recollection of it now, at the time I read that I thought it was brilliant, and because I was bored on vacation in London with nothing better to do, I wrote what I believe was the only fan letter to an author I ve ever sent, telling him this And he wrote me back In my letter, I d asked him if he actually listened to techno music, since all his characters did and it was inconceivable to me at the time I was 18 that any I m pretty sure the novella A Smart Cunt was in here Though I have zero recollection of it now, at the time I read that I thought it was brilliant, and because I was bored on vacation in London with nothing better to do, I wrote what I believe was the only fan letter to an author I ve ever sent, telling him this And he wrote me back In my letter, I d asked him if he actually listened to techno music, since all his characters did and it was inconceivable to me at the time I was 18 that anyone especially a writer who d written something I liked would do this later on in that trip I realized that nearly everyone on that side of the Atlantic listened to techno music, and that in fact they PLAYED IT on the RADIO Welsh replied, in a letter postmarked from Hawaii, that he did indeed listen to techno music He also answered whatever other stupid questions I asked him, which I don t remember now Somewhat disappointingly, his letter was not written in an incomprehensible Scottish dialect, and in fact was easy to read.Anyway, I remember really being crazy about A Smart Cunt, and the rest of this not being much to write home about, but having its moments I think it s at the beginning of the first story where the guy goes to some other country or something and another guy from that other place is flipping him shit about being an imperialist, and the guy s like, I M from SCOTLAND, we re STILL COLONIZED, leave me ALONE, jerkface For some reason, that always kind of stuck with me I really enjoyed these stories Like a lot of Welsh s work, the language and the settings capture something really special which is why I ve decided to bump it up from 3 stars to 4 stars as 3 would be unjustifiable I felt waves of nostalgia when reading certain reference points which I ve only come to appreciate when penning this review it s got a very late 80s feel And the Scots dialect in written form is what makes it for me I could read it all day Some people may see this as a bit of a I really enjoyed these stories Like a lot of Welsh s work, the language and the settings capture something really special which is why I ve decided to bump it up from 3 stars to 4 stars as 3 would be unjustifiable I felt waves of nostalgia when reading certain reference points which I ve only come to appreciate when penning this review it s got a very late 80s feel And the Scots dialect in written form is what makes it for me I could read it all day Some people may see this as a bit of a pain because it takes some getting used to for example got is spelled goat so it can throw you a little bit But it s just like visiting Glasgow at first you can t understand a fucking word being said all around you and then you force yourself to lock horns with it And before you know it, you re fluent in GlaswegianMy only gripe here is that the territory is a bit narrow If there was just a bit of variety in perspectives, I would ve given it five stars I appreciate that Welsh is at home when writing about junkies and dropouts, but the occasional surprise would have done this collection some favours.That negative I ve pointed is not that significant It was enjoyable and I need to reread his other work and tick off those books which I m yet to wade through

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