Dead Men's Trousers
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."
"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 ReviewUms÷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 TrousersUms÷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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