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Dock

Porno by Irvine Welsh

Third in IW's 'Mark Renton' series of novels. Set ten years after the second novel Trainspotting. After enjoying Skagboys I just jumped straight into this for more shenanigans by the lads from Leith. Lots of laughs and a decent enough story, all rolled up in the rapier wit and rhythmic register of Welsh's writing style.

Frazier Cranium

Shite compared to Trainspotting.
Plastic Man

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Shite compared to Trainspotting.


I read this book quite a while ago. I'm not sure why you are so disparaging about the book FC.

I thought the subject matter and continuation of characters/ story lines from Trainspotting was err... spot on!

Though I appreciate that Mr Welsh's graphic delvings into the more extreme nefarious carryings-on of certain sections of society might provoke misgivings in some people.
Frazier Cranium

I didn't enjoy it and I thought the story was incredible and tedious and so, when comparing with Trainspotting, I decided I think it's shite.

Welsh is a literary god but that book's far from his best IMO.
Plastic Man

Frazier Cranium wrote:
I thought the story was incredible... and so, when comparing with Trainspotting, I decided I think it's shite.


An incredible story?

Have you read "Filth", the one with the talking tapeworm that would have been living in shite...

You must have hated that one!

I jest! So what are our hopes and fears for Trainspotting 2?
Frazier Cranium

Actually PM I really did dislike Filth but I felt it was let down by the plot as much as anything, plus the very dislikeable protagonist in the story.  Fair dos though, it's a long long time ago since I read it, I thought the film wasn't a bad effort.

Can you not just accept that I don't like everything I'm 'supposed' to?

Can't wait for Trainspotting 2 though I'm really not sure what to expect.  I know it isn't a straight adaptation of Porno and that it's the original team who've made it, so that's promising.
Dock

Shite? Really Codge? The only thing I could remotely point a finger at would be the story wasn't that amazing, but I thought the whole caper-like plot was just a vehicle for the continuation of the characters. Within the first sentence of a chapter you would know if it was a Nikki, Spud, Renton, Begbie, or Sick Boy narrated chapter. I loved the Spud narratives because it's like his own language, all the Leith rhyming slang and the overwhelming good nature of the bloke. I found it a pleasure to read, very funny.
Frazier Cranium

Compared to Trainspotting, yes, shite.
smiling badger

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Shite compared to Trainspotting.


Wouldnt say that. All about opinions and all that. Each to their own.
The same as two people can watch a game of football and both see it in a completely different way to the other i guess.
Frazier Cranium

I said it, it's my opinion, no offence or challenge intended.

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