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BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS
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Mark Renton has it all: he’s good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there’s no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark’s life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It’s no better for his friends – Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.
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No other author quite paints a picture like this man, Possibly even better than Trainspotting. Had me gripped, repulsed, entertained and in tears of laughter from first page till last.
Thank you Irvine.
Up there with his best work.
This is possibly welsh's finest piece so far.rich in description and a pure joy to read.buy this book!