An unsettling, shocking and very funny collection of stories.  The characters in this extraordinary book are often - on the surface - depraved, vicious, cowardly and manipulative, but their essential humanity is never undermined.  Two professors of philosophy turn pugilists; Leith removal men become the objects of desire for Hollywood goddesses; God turns Boab Coyle into a housefly; and in the novella 'A Smart Cunt', the drug-addled young hero spins off on a collision course with his past.

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Irvine Welsh

Probably most famous for his gritty depiction of a gang of Scottish Heroin addicts, Trainspotting(1993), Welsh focuses on the darker side of human nature and drug use. All of his novels are set in his native Scotland and filled with anti-heroes, small time crooks and hooligans. Welsh manages, however to imbue these characters with a sad humanity that makes them likable despite their obvious scumbaggerry. Irvine Welsh is also known for writing in his native Edinburgh Scots dialect, making his prose challenging for the average reader unfamiliar with this style. 

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Review THE ACID HOUSE - Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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Review THE ACID HOUSE - Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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