> Skip to content
  • Published: 2 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099465898
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Trainspotting




The seminal novel that changed the face of British fiction - repackaged for a new generation.

Read the seminal bestselling novel that changed the face of British fiction and inspired Danny Boyle's film.

'The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the Bible' Rebel Inc

Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced.
Choose life.

'Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius.' Sunday Times

  • Published: 2 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099465898
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.

https://www.facebook.com/irvinewelshauthor

https://twitter.com/IrvineWelsh

Also by Irvine Welsh

See all

Praise for Trainspotting

Abhorrently dark and raw to the core, Trainspotting is an insight into one of life’s many ugly personalities — addiction and the accompanying domino effect of grim inevitabilities… Irvine Welsh’s novel will always be a cult classic.

Tori Chalmers, Culture Trip

Welsh’s skill as a storyteller is undeniable, bringing both wit and compassion to a grim subject matter. If you liked Danny Boyle’s film adaptation, you’ll love the original.

Maddy Searle

The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent

Sunday Times

The best book ever written by man or woman... Deserves to sell more copies than the bible

Rebel Inc

Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades

Sunday Times

A novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy - a vernacular spectacular... The stories we hear are retched from the gullet

Scotland on Sunday

An unremitting powerhouse of a novel that marked the arrival of a major new talent. Trainspotting is a loosely knotted string of jagged dislocated tales that lay bare the hearts of darkness of the junkies, wideboys and psychos who ride the down escalator of opportunity in the nation's capital. Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real Mccoy

Herald

A page-turner... Trainspotting gives lies to any cosy notions of a classless society

Independent on Sunday

Trainspotting marked the capital debut of a capital writer. This marvellous novel might feel like a bad day in Bedlam, but boy is it exhilarating

The Scottish Celine

Guardian

One of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force

Times Literary Supplement

As clever as Alasdair Gray, as elegant as Jeff Torrington, as passionate as James Kelman, Welsh has got it all

Welsh has certainly described the world surrounding Edinburgh's underground drug movement with a most amazing intimacy

www.bfkbooks.com

Related titles