The most terrifying character in Trainspotting returns - with his own novel
Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.
Back to his violent best... Dark, gruesome and captivating.
-- Sam Parker * Esquire *
It's a thriller in the mode of Tarantino making war films or westerns; hiding grand themes within genre. -- Alan Bett * Skinny *
Intense, electrifying... Welsh has delivered a tremendously entertaining book - a whodunit, a thriller, and a probing character study - that's obsessed with conflict, both physical and mental... A surprisingly poignant, evocative read - highly recommended. * Mr Hyde *
In a year when filming begins on Danny Boyle's sequel of sorts to Trainspotting, it seems perfect timing to revisit its most visceral force. * Skinny *
[Begbie's] intelligence and instinct make him compelling, and Welsh keep the plot roaring along... This is a dark, guilty pleasure and written with - it seems to me - the cinema screen in mind. -- Kate Muir * The Times *