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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (55,155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irvine Welsh Narrator: Irvine Welsh, Tam Dean Burn Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mark Renton is a very sick young man. He's sick of heroin and sick of trying to get off it but, above all, Renton is thoroughly sick of himself. What with vampire ghost babies, exploding siblings and disatorous sexual encounters, it's pain to see why Renton gloomily contends that 'life does not get any easier'.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Neha Oberoi | 2/19/2014

    " I think I would have enjoyed the book a whole lot more if I could have gotten past the thick brogue underlying the major pages. It seemed like a chore but I doggedly persisted and eventually the book seemed more like homework! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom Lloyd | 2/16/2014

    " rarely do I think a movie's better than the book it was based on - almost never. In this case however, the book was decent but nothing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janice | 2/6/2014

    " I recently read this, one of my top all-time books, again. And I say everyone else should read it too (unless you have a weak-stomach when it comes to images of hard drug use and unpleasant bodily functions). As soon as you get used to the he Scottish slang and phonetic-spelling, you'll realize it's one of the most amazing books ever in terms of idiomatic language and dialogue. Gen-Xers may also relate to the theme of disaffection --there's the "choose life" speech made famous by the movie. ( The movie was fine, but this is a reading experience.) Note that there is a glossary of Scottish slang in the back of American editions, which I didn't realize on first read and had a devil of a time tring to figure out what a bairn is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David Guidry | 2/5/2014

    " Though a good read overall, only about half of the book kept me interested and engaged. The dialog is written in a gritty form of Scottish slang, a style that has made Irvine Welsh famous. The parts of the language that I could understand were rewarding. "

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