Iv read just about all the work of Irvine Welsh and I am now looking for another author who writes similar stuff. Welsh tells it like it is and does not sugar coat anything.Does anybody have any suggestions on who I should read next?
Try Of Vicars and Tarts by Sonja Bigg. A brutal, gripping read from an amazing debut author. No sugar coating here! Fantastic and thought provoking murder story set in London. An absolute rollercoaster. You won't be able to stop reading.
this guy has been compared to him in reviews on telly and magazines..not read an irvine walsh yet, but this book is smashing.. Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World Its called GYPSY BOY BY MIKEY WALSH.... the absolute best book i have read in a long time, and i mean years... incredible, hilarious, heartbreaking, beautiful and, number one sunday times best seller this week.
Try 'Cain's Book' by Alexander Trocchi, the Scots predecessor of Welsh - Trocchi was a heroinn addict, an internationally acclaimed "outsider" author and I think Welsh himself would admit Trocchi is very important to him.
Check out Little Men by Ronnie Yax. Clubs, drugs, sex, violence, murder mystery and plenty of swearing. You can download the first 52k words for nothing to see if you like it!Little Men - The E Book (Part One)