Synopses & Reviews
Although Irvine Welsh has reached the status of a cult author, this is in fact only his second novel. "Trainspotting", his first, is soon to be made into a film by the team who brought us "Shallow Grave". "Marabou Stork Nightmares" sees Roy Strang engaged in the strange quest of ridding Lake Torto in South Africa of the predator/scavenger bird of the title, before it succeeds in driving away the peace-loving flamingo. Throughout the novel we also find out about Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme where he was brought up, his early life of brutality and his move to Africa. And, as the blurb says; "this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy
About the Author
Irvine Welsh is the author of seven works of fiction. Film rights for Porno have been sold to the company that made Trainspotting. He lives in San Francisco.