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by Irvine Welsh | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Gooner of March, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 7/26/2003
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kizmiaz): available

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Gooner from March, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 26, 2003

8 out of 10

This finally reached the top of my To-be-read pile and was started yesterday.

I can't say I actually "enjoyed" this book - that's not the right word.

But of the last five books I've read, this is the one that has left most impact on my memory.

If you don't like four-letter words, you may not like this book. I'm not too keen on gratuitous swearing or violence, but it was all part of the plot here. Unforgettable.

Don't know what to do with it now, really, except take it back to a charity shop. I don't think it would be a very good (or representative) introduction to BookCrossing for someone to pick this up if I just left it as a wild release! 

Journal Entry 2 by Gooner from March, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

8 out of 10

This book was passed on to KathyS in person at an unofficial meet-up today in March, Cambridgeshire. 

Journal Entry 3 by KathyS on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

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Thanks Gooner for letting me have this. I will store it safely until I can bring it to the top of my TBR pile (which has grown considerably over the past 2 days!). 

Journal Entry 4 by KathyS on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

7 out of 10

This book has sat on my bookshelf, waiting TBR for far too long. It would probably still be sitting there if I hadn't received a PM from another BCer asking if I'd be prepared to trade it with them for a book on my wishlist. Of course, I couldn't move it on without reading it first LOL. But I can't say that it's been a pleasant book to read. Firstly, it's not the easiest book to read as it is written in colloquial Scottish and without standard speech punctuation or paragraphing. Once you get past that you are faced with pages of swear words and a very nasty and vindictive main character that has no redeeming qualities. But somehow I found myself being drawn into the story, wanting to know just who was the killer. And I enjoyed the clever use of "filth" in it's many guises throughout the book. All in all an unforgettable but very unpleasant read. Not something I would have picked up in a bookshop but certainly one that will stay with me for quite a long time, I suspect! I just want it noted that this is not representative of my usual choice of reading genre!!! LOL 

Journal Entry 5 by KathyS at mailed via air mail, A Trade -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/2/2009 UTC) at mailed via air mail, A Trade -- Controlled Releases



On it's way to Portugal as part of a trade. Enjoy :o) 

Journal Entry 6 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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Just got it, thanks KathyS. 

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, June 25, 2009

8 out of 10

Bruce Robertson is one of the filthiest main characters I’ve ever read in a novel. This guy is really the pits! It’s impossible not to hate this low life scum of a cop and the cesspool he lives and works in, it’s also impossible to put he book down until you find out what the hell is happening or is going to happen.
The narrative structure is very well crafted and the tapeworm character really works for the background on Bruce’s character, although it does seem a bit weird at first.
For someone like me who doesn’t have English as a mother tongue reading Welsh’s books is quite a challenge and I find that I can only get what the hell he’s saying by reading some of the words out loud, this is fun for me to do but probably not so fun for those who are around me when I’m reading.
The last couple of chapters took me for quite a spin and I almost felt sorry for the poor sod, almost mind ye.
A fine novel but not for everyone, I reckon. It's a sort of an ode to a screwed up life.
Still that scootish is a bit of a bugger tha get, ken what I mean?

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