|Leid||English, Urban Scots|
|Publisher||Secker & Warburg|
|Media teep||Print (Hardback and paperback)|
|Follaed bi||Porno (in universe) / marabou stork nightmares (publication date)|
Trainspotting is the first novel bi Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, first published in 1993. It taks the form o a collection o short stories, written in Scots, Scots Inglis or Breetish Inglis, revolvin aboot various residents o Leith, Edinburgh wha either uise heroin, are friends o the core group o heroin uisers, or engage in destructive activities that are implicitly portrayed as addictions that serve the same function as heroin addiction. The novel is set in the late 1980s an haes been cawed "the voice o punk, grown up, grown wiser an grown eloquent".
The novel haes since achieved a cult status, added tae bi the global success o the film based on it, Trainspotting (1996), directed bi Danny Boyle. Welsh wrote a sequel, Porno, in 2002. Skagboys, a novel that serves as a prequel, wis published in April 2012.
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- Irvine Welsh plans Trainspotting prequel The Sunday Times. 16-03-2008. Retrieved on 07-10-2010
- Sunday Times.
- Contemporary Scottish Fictions--Film, Television, and the Novel: Film, Television and the Novel, by Duncan J. Petrie. Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2004.ISBN 0748617892. Page 101-102.
- A fourth book in the series, Dead Men’s Trousers, was released in March 2018.Bookworm - The Scotsman - Prequelspotting