“Irvine Welsh writes with skill, wit, and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I have to admit to being a bandwagon hopper with Trainspotting. I absolutely loved the movie when it was released but didn’t discover there was a book until after I’d read it. I bought it immediately and so started a lifelong love affair with this punchy Scottish author.
I was warned by a ton of people that the Scottish dialect is really hard to read, and so I should probably include in my review that some people may have trouble with it. However, it only slowed me up by a page and while I can’t read it aloud, I have no trouble following the dialect in my head.