Trainspotting (novel)

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1st edition
AuthorIrvine Welsh
LeidEnglish, Urban Scots
PublisherSecker & Warburg
Publication date1993 Edit this on Wikidata
Media teepPrint (Hardback and paperback)
Pages344 pp
ISBN-13823/.914 20
Follaed biPorno (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[1] an haes been cawed "the voice o punk, grown up, grown wiser an grown eloquent".[2]

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.[3] Welsh wrote a sequel, Porno, in 2002. Skagboys, a novel that serves as a prequel, wis published in April 2012.[4]

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  1. Irvine Welsh plans Trainspotting prequel The Sunday Times. 16-03-2008. Retrieved on 07-10-2010
  2. Sunday Times.
  3. 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.
  4. A fourth book in the series, Dead Men’s Trousers, was released in March 2018.Bookworm - The Scotsman - Prequelspotting