The seminal novel that changed the face of British fiction.
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.
“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”
“The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent”
“An unremitting powerhouse of a novel - Loud with laughter in the dark, this novel is the real McCoy”
“A novel perpetually in a starburst of verbal energy - a vernacular spectacular...the stories we hear are retched from the gullet”
Scotland on Sunday
“This marvellous novel might feel like a bad day in Bedlam, but boy is it exhilarating”
“The Scottish Celine”
“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”