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Staff Pick

Few writers are capable of addressing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy that pervades modern culture with the clarity and ferocious wit of Irvine Welsh. In this sequel to Trainspotting, Welsh continues to give voice to the dispossessed and prove that nihilism can be extremely funny.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

Few writers are capable of addressing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy that pervades modern culture with the clarity and ferocious wit of Irvine Welsh. In this sequel to Trainspotting, Welsh continues to give voice to the dispossessed and prove that nihilism can be extremely funny.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood favorites.

In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

Review:

"Damn if Welsh can't write the hell out of anything! A gleefully perverted farce." Ken Foster, San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"A version of the English language that has seemingly been poured into a blender and whirred at high speed with a handful of razor blades." GQ

Review:

"Welsh's ear for dialect doesn't fail him in this worthy successor, and his fans won't be disappointed." Library Journal

Review:

"[An] overstuffed comic sequel....Sick Boy makes for good reading....Flush with bile, bitter humor, drugs, and sex: a fun few hundred pages spent with the worst that humanity has to offer." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"It's easy to see why some readers — the ones not green enough to thrill to the notion of a profanity-choked novel about junkies — might be inclined to write off the fiction of Irvine Welsh on reputation alone. That would be a mistake, because Welsh writes some of the nimblest comedies around....In its middle register, Porno is an expertly executed ensemble farce....Basically, much of Porno is Seinfeld in Scotland and on hard drugs — and often it's just as funny....It's amusing to see Sick Boy's coke-fueled delusions of grandeur run aground on his own selfishness, but it's the tragedy of Spud that sticks with you. It's also what makes Welsh more than a bitter satirist — and certainly more than just another bad boy made good." Laura Miller, Salon.com

Review:

"Brawling, bonking, and Scots brogue aside, there's room for some solid satire — of gentrification, globalization, and the hypocrisy of Britain's Labour Government." The New Yorker

Review:

"The good news is that Porno signals, if not a return to form, then at least a return to...something like the raw, jagged energy of old." Tom Shone, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[Welsh is] a literary stylist, pure and simple, and Porno is his latest examination of one of his favourite subjects, the addictions of our baser natures....The thing about Welsh is that he always delivers....Welsh gets it up, he shoots, he scores; one more time, Welsh on form." Ali Smith, The Guardian (London)

Review:

"A worthy sequel....Welsh has penned a touching love song to the possibilities and limits of friendship. Charming, funny and sly, Porno is a good poke at all kinds of pretence and moral tidiness." Melanie McGrath, The Evening Standard (London)

Review:

"Welsh has an uncanny talent for dialogue, and his writing is often diamond sharp....If this follow-up feels less urgent than the original, it is no reflection on Welsh, but rather on the growing familiarity of the terrain he has so inimitably staked out." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Porno is raw in its depiction of wildly inventive sex, remorseless in its skewering of intellectual pretension, unnerving in its portrayal of the offhanded, self-destructive behavior of left-behind losers, and flat-out uproarious in its comic invention." Arthur Salm, San Diego Union Tribune

Synopsis:

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

Synopsis:

The Trainspotting lads are back, ten years farther down the line, as they tap into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film.

Synopsis:

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry.

In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, The Acid House, Marabou Stork Nightmares, Ecstasy, Filth, and, most recently, Glue. Born in Edinburgh, he lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324501
Author:
Welsh, Irvine
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Edinburgh (scotland)
Subject:
Erotic films
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. paperback e
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.93 lb

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Product details 496 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393324501 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Few writers are capable of addressing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy that pervades modern culture with the clarity and ferocious wit of Irvine Welsh. In this sequel to Trainspotting, Welsh continues to give voice to the dispossessed and prove that nihilism can be extremely funny.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Few writers are capable of addressing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy that pervades modern culture with the clarity and ferocious wit of Irvine Welsh. In this sequel to Trainspotting, Welsh continues to give voice to the dispossessed and prove that nihilism can be extremely funny.

"Review" by , "Damn if Welsh can't write the hell out of anything! A gleefully perverted farce."
"Review" by , "A version of the English language that has seemingly been poured into a blender and whirred at high speed with a handful of razor blades."
"Review" by , "Welsh's ear for dialect doesn't fail him in this worthy successor, and his fans won't be disappointed."
"Review" by , "[An] overstuffed comic sequel....Sick Boy makes for good reading....Flush with bile, bitter humor, drugs, and sex: a fun few hundred pages spent with the worst that humanity has to offer."
"Review" by , "It's easy to see why some readers — the ones not green enough to thrill to the notion of a profanity-choked novel about junkies — might be inclined to write off the fiction of Irvine Welsh on reputation alone. That would be a mistake, because Welsh writes some of the nimblest comedies around....In its middle register, Porno is an expertly executed ensemble farce....Basically, much of Porno is Seinfeld in Scotland and on hard drugs — and often it's just as funny....It's amusing to see Sick Boy's coke-fueled delusions of grandeur run aground on his own selfishness, but it's the tragedy of Spud that sticks with you. It's also what makes Welsh more than a bitter satirist — and certainly more than just another bad boy made good."
"Review" by , "Brawling, bonking, and Scots brogue aside, there's room for some solid satire — of gentrification, globalization, and the hypocrisy of Britain's Labour Government."
"Review" by , "The good news is that Porno signals, if not a return to form, then at least a return to...something like the raw, jagged energy of old."
"Review" by , "[Welsh is] a literary stylist, pure and simple, and Porno is his latest examination of one of his favourite subjects, the addictions of our baser natures....The thing about Welsh is that he always delivers....Welsh gets it up, he shoots, he scores; one more time, Welsh on form."
"Review" by , "A worthy sequel....Welsh has penned a touching love song to the possibilities and limits of friendship. Charming, funny and sly, Porno is a good poke at all kinds of pretence and moral tidiness."
"Review" by , "Welsh has an uncanny talent for dialogue, and his writing is often diamond sharp....If this follow-up feels less urgent than the original, it is no reflection on Welsh, but rather on the growing familiarity of the terrain he has so inimitably staked out."
"Review" by , "Porno is raw in its depiction of wildly inventive sex, remorseless in its skewering of intellectual pretension, unnerving in its portrayal of the offhanded, self-destructive behavior of left-behind losers, and flat-out uproarious in its comic invention."
"Synopsis" by , Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.
"Synopsis" by , The Trainspotting lads are back, ten years farther down the line, as they tap into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film.
"Synopsis" by , In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry.

In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.
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