Irvine Welsh ½ 3 summary.
So clearly hear while I am reading It is a pretty un experience Plus he is very unny in an incredibly dark way The other thing he does which I really like is
he uses the same characters in a lot of his stories They are all set inuses the same characters in a lot
OF HIS STORIES THEY ARE ALL SET IN SAMEhis stories They are all set in same among the same group of riends So the stories in this collection have some of the guys rom Trainspotting including a great story about Begbie coming to his mother s or Christmas dinner Terry Lawson is also in
it and he was also tangentially in trainspottingand he was also tangentially in Trainspotting much significantly in Glue It s a complete world and a pretty Wish Upon a Wedding fascinating if horrifying one The stories here are kind of hit and miss some are much better than others but it s always worth the trip ridiculous and superun I read the whole thing on a plane trip We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk from Durham to San Diego layover Kansas City I didn t even realize the christmas dinner story was about begbie but of COURSE it was i think i am miami was myavorite the whole collection starts off with a real bang with the Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other fault on the line which is so over the top with the completely heinous unbelievable husband andather Also I realized that I missed deciphering the way Irvine Welsh sounds out all the words so you can really hear the characters It sometimes happens that story collections turn out to be a bit lumpy in the sense that the pieces not always complement each other smoothly This is one of those However each story on its own is great especially the Richard Nixon: The Life first what a masterpiece I have never laughed so much about such a tragic event It s all in how you tell it. Ld nemesis under the strobe lights of a Miami Beach nightclub'The stories combine sly humour with the tang of lived experience It makesor a terrific collection showcasing a writer whohas blossomed into one of the most distinctive and distinguished observers of British life' Sunday Telegra. A reeking heap of a treasure
EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES OFcollection of short stories Of I Am Miami was my avorite 26100 2018 Reading ChallengeI am a sucker or my avourite authors plus even attempted unbiased interviews have bias creeping through This was a reread the highlights are definitely the Begbie story the Juice Terry one I tend to lean towards
The Returning Characters Yetreturning characters Yet rest are still enjoyable classic IW If you re a big an you can t go wrong here Welsh is back It s time Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners for me to blather aboot this eminently readable collection of Welsh s short stories spanningrom 1994 2000 And what a cracker it is tooWritten in Welsh s typical vernacular complete with his idiosyncratic sense of spelling and grammar Reheated Cabbage captures the essence of Welsh s early writing in a Janae (Blacktop, fantastic collection of short stories which cover everythingrom pills and pals to aliens addicted to Embassy cigarettes who ve learned the niceties of human culture rom a Scottish geezer who s hiding out rom the police on board their shipThere s death too of course the collection starts with the story of a man who s so keen to catch the Hibs vs Hearts game that he leads his wife into the path of an oncoming train and you can expect to witness the death of a junkie in the sad surroundings of a Scottish house partyBut above all else Reheated Cabbage offers you a chance to catch up with old riends whether you re eating Christmas dinner with Begbie or you re catching up with Juice Terry and Carl N Sign Ewart in MiamiMeeting up with a middle aged Carl an. Hilarious shocking and hugely entertaining Reheated Cabbage has all the classic Irvine Welsh ingredientsIn Reheated Cabbage you can enjoy Christmas dinner with Begbie and discover how aliens addicted to Embassy Regal have Midlothian under surveillance You will meet a husband who values a te. D Terry is made all the sweet by the reappearance
their ormerformer nemesis Mr Black rom their schooldays He s not uite the imposing igure that he used to be in by the end of his story you ll just want to give him a hug Extremely entertaining collection Like many others I was a Welsh obsessive as a mid 90s teenager many of the pieces collected here are welcome reminders of the thrill I experienced irst reading him Only one The Rosewell Incident is a misstep hated it back in 96ish when I Why Diets Make Us Fat first read it and it hasn t improved with age But the rest were gross vulgar energetic A delight How do people who are not Scottish or brought up in Scotland manage without a glossary Some of the truncated rhyming slang would be impossible to guess eg the hampden is hampden roar scotland s nationalootball stadium and therefore means score zorba zorba the greek seek how some say the word sick how someone would Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., figure that out i cannot imagineGod ieel guilty whenever i laugh at something the psychos within say or do But you know the hampden with welch seek bastard that he is This book was great I ve become a huge Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, fan of Welsh and I really enjoyed these newold stories involving various characters in his universe The novella at the end I am Miami is like a seuel to both Porno and Glue Juice Terry is one of Welsh s best characters and Iound this new adventure of his to be very entertaining I am a committed Irvine Welsh Everyday life in medieval times fan I think what he does with the Scottish dialect is incredibly creative I have never read another author who I could. Levised Hibs v Hearts game than his wife's life and see two guysighting over a beautiful girl agree after a North few pills and pints of lager that theirriendship is actually important And you will be delighted to welcome back 'Juice' Terry Lawson and to watch what happens when he meets his .Mr Black their schooldays He s not uite the imposing igure that he used be innemesis mr black