Dead Men's Trousers

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Melville House, 26. feb. 2019 - 432 sÝ­ur
The International Bestseller from the author The New York Times called "blisteringly funny" -- it's the wild and wooly crew from Trainspotting back for one last adventure

You don't need to have seen the blockbuster movie--nor read the earlier mega-bestselling books--to get what's going on in Dead Men's Trousers: Four no-longer-young men who constantly think back to their bawdy, drug-filled youth together on the streets of Edinburgh, decide they want to join forces for one last caper.

Careful what you wish for...

"Manages a sort of ragged glory, a life-affirming comic energy . . .
A whooping last hurrah for the Trainspotting gang."
--The Guardian

"Crackles with idiomatic energy and brio." --Publishers Weekly

Mark Renton is finally a success. He now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms, and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with life.

Then he runs into his old partner in crime, Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist in Los Angeles, and doesn't seem interested in revenge.

Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Sick Boy and Spud are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, and concoct a new scheme for them all . . .

Which is when things start to go horribly wrong. The four men, driven by their personal histories and addictions, circle each other, confused, angry, and desperate. One of these four will not survive . . . Which one is wearing Dead Men's Trousers?
Fast and furious, scabrously funny, and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.
 

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LibraryThing Review

Ums÷gn notanda  - SarahEBear - LibraryThing

It's hard to review an Irvine Welsh novel without giving too much away about the plot, but I'll do my best. "Dead Men's Trousers" is the third novel in the "Trainspotting" trilogy. Our charming ... Read full review

Dead Men's Trousers

Ums÷gn notanda  - Publishers Weekly

More than 25 years after they first appeared in Trainspotting, all four of Welsh’s hard-living Scottish friends reunite in Edinburgh, roped into an appropriately bizarre and macabre organ harvesting ... Read full review

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DECEMBER 2015 ANOTHER NEOLIBERAL CHRISTMAS
15
Renton The Travelling Man
17
Police Harassment
34
Tinder Is the Night
40
Spud Heres to You Mr Forrester
66
Renton Client Confidentiality
73
Sick Boy In Search of Euan McCorkindale
94
Renton Sick Boy Payback
109
MAY 2016 SPORT AND ART 2 49
249
Renton The 114YearOld Party
251
Sick Boy Bringing It All Back Home
269
Spud Hospital Eyes
283
The Auction
287
Begbie A History of Art
298
Wankers at an Exhibition
304
Sick Boy Marital Aid
317

Leith Heads
134
Sick Boy ExpandingContracting
145
Renton Bonnyrigged
149
APRIL 2016 A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
155
Spud The Butchers of Berlin
157
Renton DJ Shagger
165
Begbie Wild About Harry
174
14 Sick Boy All Thaid Up
180
Shagging Hoors Will Not Bring You Peace
184
Out of the Shadows
194
Spud Unsupervised Meat
199
Sick Boy All Aboard the Renfrew Ferry
204
Renton Decked
211
Sick Boy Business Class
217
Renton The Charger
229
PostOp Blues
236
Begbie Chuck Ponce
245
31 Renton The PayOff
321
Taking the Shot
326
JUNE 2016 BREXIT
331
Renton Victorias Secret
333
The Fort Versus the Banana Flats
346
Begbie Brexit
353
Renton Doing the Right Thing
364
Sick Boy Give Me Your Answer Do
367
Renton Dont Beg the Beggar Boy
375
Begbie Hostage
378
Sick Boy Huckled
394
Renton Shedding King Lears
398
Interrogation
406
SUMMER 2016 I MET YOU IN The SUMMERTIME
415
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
422
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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the scene of his first book: the hugely successful Trainspotting. That book shot Welsh to fame, precipitated further by the release of the film version by Danny Boyle. Since then he has written eight other works of fiction, including Rave and The Blade Artist. He currently lives in the United States.

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