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there's the story of how one of the group gets infected with AIDS, deliberately passes it onto a girl (by rape), then she unknowingly passes it onto one of his 'friends'. what his friend does in retaliation isn't nice. also, my favourite from the film, the shit in the sheet scene....lol.
so yeah, not for the faint hearted- there's swearing in practically every sentance, graphic violence, drug taking etc etc. also a bit depressing as people contemplate the meaning of life in a bleak way.....
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A good collection of snapshots rather than a book with a detailed plot to follow, it is a good read, I just found it hard work in places.
Posting off to pulcherrima over the weekend. Thanks ebonystar for starting this ray.
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I have a couple of rings in front of it, but will get to it as soon as i can.
Thanks for arranging this so i could at least 'try' to read it.
I will be sending this off to the next person just as soon as i have the address.
the Scottish accent in this book, what's an American going to do? We'll have to see! :-)
It was worth the time and effort I put into learning the dialect and working out the dialogue of this story. A very intimate look into the lives of a group of down-and-out drug addicts and friends, this story really turned out to be about one character -- Mark Renton -- whose fate took an interesting turn in the end. This book was alternately funny, gross, challenging, disgusting, and interesting.
This was a different kind of read for me, but one I ended up thinking was quite good. Thanks, all, for your patience as I worked my way through this book and to ebonystar for sharing it with me.
Hint ... There are some very good glossaries online to use to decipher the Scottish dialect and make this book much easier to understand. I used one for a while until I got the hang of the language, and then...the rest of the book was a breeze. The one I used was the entry by Federov listed on this forum.
Hey...I also found a Wikipedia article about this book which might help readers make more sense of the stories and the confusing cast of characters a bit more clear.
This book is now on its way to Aramena in Oklahoma, U.S. (not Armena in Germany). Enjoy!
Whatever my fate, thank you, ebonystar, for the bookring!
I love the movie, which probably helped me a bit. I found the differences between book and movie fascinating, and I'm glad I got the chance to read the book! It was interesting what aspects of book characters they combined to create movie characters, and how they played up some aspects and not others.
I liked the concentration on HIV/AIDS in the book, especially the Rent boy's awareness and carefulness. I was especially interested to find out what the book had to say about Baby Dawn, since her death isn't really explained in the movie and I always said crib death but people disagreed with me.
My favorite parts were getting to know Spud and Rents even better. I got from the movie, obviously, that they were good mates, but I thought their bond on the pages came through a lot more. It was very... sweet. I really liked the bit about Mark being a vegetarian, and about Spud caring so much about animals. Spud's a good guy, likesay :-) Oh, and I liked getting into Sick Boy's head regarding the James Bond dialogue. LOL
Sure the subject matter was harsh and parts were definitely disgusting. But I actually really enjoyed the book and the dialogue. The characters and their world really came alive for me, if that makes any sense. I had a few problems trying to figure out the POV for various chapters (some of them took me a page or two to figure out). But all in all, I liked the book. I'm definitely going to have to track down Porno now :-)
Sent out in the mail today to totoroandmei in Japan. Thanks again for the bookring ebonystar!