Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether
outrageous collection of stories―the basis for the 1998 cult
movie directed by Paul McGuigan.
He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s"
(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,... more...