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Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need

Our list of some of the best Irvine Welsh books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

2. Skagboys (2013)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedPrequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welsh’s colorful miscreants first went wrong. Mark Renton’s life seems to be on track: university, pretty girlfriend, even social success. But, in this prequel to Trainspotting, after the death of his younger brother, Rent falls apart and starts hanging around with his old pals, including Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, and being drawn irresistibly into their wacked-out plans. Set against 1980s Thatcher-era Edinburgh―with its high unemployment, low…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

3. The Blade Artist (2017)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedJim Francis has finally found the perfect life – and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he’s a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. But as he confronts his…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

4. Porno (Norton Paperback) (2003)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedThe 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’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…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

5. Marabou Stork Nightmares (1997)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need“For anyone who gets high on language, this book is a fantastic trip…a real tour de force.”―Madison Smartt Bell, Spin The acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as “the best thing that has happened to British writing in a decade” (London Sunday Times). This audacious novel is a brilliant (and literal) head trip of a book that brings us into the wildly active, albeit coma-beset, mind of Roy Strang, whose hallucinatory quest to eradicate the evil predator/scavenger marabou stork keeps being interrupted by grisly…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

6. Filth (1998)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedWith the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh’s finest is gearing up socially―kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are some sizable flies in the ointment, though: a missing wife and child, a nagging cocaine habit, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extramarital affairs. The last thing Robertson needs is a messy, racially fraught murder, even if it means overtime―and the opportunity to clinch the promotion he craves. Then there’s that nutritionally demanding (and psychologically acute) intestinal parasite in his gut. Yes,…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

7. Trainspotting (1996)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedTrainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh’s spectacular career―an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.’s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave)….
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

8. The Acid House (2013)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedIrvine Welsh’s scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories―the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan. He is called “the Scottish Celine of the 1990s” (Guardian) and “a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl” (Weekend Scotsman). Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy, Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity, well hidden as it is, of his generally depraved, lazy, manipulative, and vicious characters. He specializes particularly in cosmic reversals―God turn a hapless footballer into a fly; an acid…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

9. A Decent Ride (Vintage International) (2017)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need‘Juice’ Terry Lawson is a man who contains multitudes: he’s a top shagger, a drug dealer, a gonzo pornstar, and a taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice’s cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, we encounter a series of charmingly filthy characters, each of whom present their own unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can he discover the fate of the beautiful Jinty Magdalen and keep her idiot-savant lover, Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of the reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice be able…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

10. The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins (Vintage International) (2016)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedWhen Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sorenson, thrilled by Lucy’s heroism and decisiveness, becomes obsessed with the trainer and enrolls as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy’s body than her own, and a budding fatal attraction takes hold. However, it’s when Lucy imprisons Lena, and can’t stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, that the…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

11. A Man With One of Those Faces (The Dublin Trilogy) (2016)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedThe first time somebody tried to kill him was an accident. The second time was deliberate. Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history . . . . . . or else they’ll be history. A Man With One of Those Faces is the first book in Caimh McDonnell’s Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit. Praise for A Man…
Author(s): Caimh McDonnell

12. Crime: A Novel (2009)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need“[An] inimitable combination of dark realism, satire and psychological insight . . . complicated, unsettling and at times beautiful.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He’s placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. From there, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancée, and cokehappy locals who lead him back…
Author(s): Irvine Welsh

13. Last Exit to Brooklyn (Evergreen Book) (1994)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedLast Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America’s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic of modern American writing….
Author(s): SelJr., Hubert

14. Kill ’Em All (2019)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You NeedNow Stelfox works occasionally as a music industry ‘consultant’. A fixer. He’s had a call from his old friend James Trellick, president of one of the largest record companies in America. Trellick has a huge problem on his hands in the shape of…Lucius Du Pre. Once the biggest pop star on earth. Now he’s a helpless junkie, a prolific sexual predator, and massively in debt to Trellick’s record company. And the picture only gets bleaker when the parents of one of Du Pre’s ‘special friends’ begin blackmailing him.Enter Stelfox stage right….
Author(s): John Niven

15. Mesopotamia (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) (2018)

 Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need"One of the most astounding novels to come out of modern Ukraine. Mesopotamia is seductive, twisted, brilliant, and fierce."— This captivating book is Serhiy Zhadan’s ode to Kharkiv, the traditionally Russian-speaking city in Eastern Ukraine where he makes his home. A leader among Ukrainian post‑independence authors, Zhadan employs both prose and poetry to address the disillusionment, complications, and complexities that have marked Ukrainian life in the decades following the Soviet Union’s collapse. His novel provides an extraordinary depiction of the lives of working-class Ukrainians struggling against an…
Author(s): Serhiy Zhadan, Reilly Costigan-Humes, et al.

Best Irvine Welsh Books That You Need

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Man the footballer : homo passiens : the missing link in human evolution (arguably)

Author(s): McInnes, Mike; Welsh, Irvine
ID: 2356733, Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ID: 2370565, Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Year: 2014, Size: 574 Kb, Format: mobi


Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ID: 835048, Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Year: 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

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