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Porno

Irvine Welsh (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book
 

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry.

In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.

Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2003
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32450-1
  • 5.6 × 8.2 in / 496 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide, excluding Canada, the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

Endorsements & Reviews

“A version of the English language that has seemingly been poured into a blender and whirred at high speed with a handful of razor blades.” — GQ

“Welsh's ear for dialect doesn't fail him in this worthy successor, and his fans won't be disappointed.” — Library Journal

“A worthy sequel.... Charming, funny and sly, Porno is a good poke at all kinds of pretence and moral tidiness.” — Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard [London]

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