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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 9 Sept. 2012
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This review is from: Trainspotting (Mark Renton series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
The first thing you will notice about this book is the language it is written in. Much of the book is written with the dialogue written phonetically.

For example:
Ah = I
I ken = I know
eywis = always

But do not be put off by this! You will get the hang of of it and soon you will be fluent! The book is narrated by many different characters with each chapter being a sort of short story in itself. A big difference from the film is that there is no real story in the book, the book being more a chain of events not really going anywhere. In the film, a big deal is made of Rents running off with the money but this is not an important part of the book and is only briefly mentioned at the very end. This should not detract from the enjoyment of Trainspotting because instead the reader gets a rich and detailed account of the characters and their lifestyles. A film, no matter how good, could never replicate this. Trainspotting is both shocking and hilarious.
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