[PDF / Epub] ✅ Skagboys By Irvine Welsh – Agedanna.info

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


About the Author: Irvine Welsh

Probably most famous for his gritty depiction of a gang of Scottish Heroin addicts, Trainspotting 1993 , Welsh focuses on the darker side of human nature and drug use All of his novels are set in his native Scotland and filled with anti heroes, small time crooks and hooligans Welsh manages, however to imbue these characters with a sad humanity that makes them likable despite their obvious scumb



10 thoughts on “Skagboys

  1. says:

    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 lik


  2. says:

    Maybe you grew up in a city on the wrong side of town If so, you might find yourself saying I knew these characters or people who were very similar to them Irvine Welsh is a master at creating characters that are so real, with each so flawlessly described, that you don t lose track of who s who in his books This prequel to Trainspotting felt desperate and ominous Perhaps that was on account of having that feeling of dre


  3. says:

    PERFECT I WANT MORESo happy to be reunited with these characters Love these guys than words can describe.


  4. says:

    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 e


  5. says:

    As a long time Welsh fan, I suppose I could be considered a little biased but really, in all honesty, this is one of the cult Scottish author s finest efforts to date.Skagboys revisits the sunny port of Leith and adjoining Edinburgh, and the eclectic cast of characters that made up Welsh s debut effort the drugged out classic Trainspotting All your skeevy old pals are here ever acerbic Mark Renton, sweet natured Spud, scheming Sickboy and, natu


  6. says:

    Barry, you radge c t A seminal linguistic work on the intricacies of Scottish English and a thorough medical analysis of the perils of substance abuse 9 10 will enjoy unless a Jambo or a weedgie.


  7. says:

    This is one of the best fucking books I ve ever read 20 years ago I said the same thing about Trainspotting I ve come full circle following the Irvine train since then, and I ll always be a Welshian I may write a full review once I ve regained the ability to form sentences Or rather the sense that I ve any right or need to form them after this man puts the final dot on the page There is much to be said about this book, but I don t know that I am the one to say


  8. says:

    For the purposes of this review I decided to read Skagboys, Trainspotting and Porno one after another to get a true feel for the quality of each I d read prior to embarking on this epic trek through the trilogy that Skagboys is simply too long winded and meandering compared to the pithy set pieces of Trainspotting However, as a massive fan of Irvine Welsh I found Skagboys to be utterly enthralling and potentially even better than Trainspotting This is a complicated ju


  9. says:

    It s been a long time 15 years since I read Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting, but its prequel, Skagboys, feels even better, at once ambitious, darker, and funnier than its predecessor Focusing once again on the same four characters Mark Renton, Simon Sick Boy Williamson, Spud, and Begbie , Welsh relates the story of how three of them first got hooked on heroin in the mid 1980s, while he simultaneously critiques class warfare, Margaret Thatcher s United Kingdom, and


  10. says:

    Even though I am a big fan Welsh s work, this book worked a lot better than I had expected.It is, of course the prequel to Trainspotting, and fills in the backgrounds of our favourite characters during the 1980s, including their introduction to heroin.Like Trainspotting, and many of Welsh s other books it is written in part in Scottish dialect.It amazes me, with the writing, how talented Welsh is to be able to have a different written form for each character For each chapter before t


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