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Irvine Welsh - Super cool, ya radge!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Acid House (Audio Cassette)My God, has Irvine Welsh ever written a bad tale? Never to my opinion.
The Acid House is a great book because it shows that Welsh can write a short story just as well as a novel.
Stories in this book like 'The Granton Star Cause' and 'The Acid House', are very different to Welsh's usual style of 'real life' gritty tales. The idea in both stories is that someone has changed into something else and is living that life. In 'Granton..', it is because the main character 'Boab' has angered God in a pub, in 'Acid House', the character 'Coco Bryce' is tripping on acid, and then hit by lightening. They will have to be read to understand. 'A Smart C***', the novella at the end is just as compelling as 'Trainspotting', though, not as scummy. A few of the stories have interlinking characters from the last, and 'Smart...' has Spud (Trainspotting). This is a trait commonly used in Welsh's books however. ie. Glue