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Irvine Welsh - 10/2/2006 8:25:40 AM   
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What does everybody think of Irvine Welsh? I'd rate him as one of my favourite authors. I love his books, especially Glue, as I find it more touching and human than his other books. I would love to see it made into a film. So what do you think? What are your favourite Irvine Welsh books?

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RE: Irvine Welsh - 10/2/2006 10:26:21 AM   
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He is a great author, though I must admit I haven't read his last few. My favourite would have to be Marabou Stork Nightmares, an insanely great story with a heartstopping ending. Loved The Acid House and Trainspotting too.  

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RE: Irvine Welsh - 10/2/2006 2:54:05 PM   
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Yeah, Maribou Stork Nightmares is wicked, if a bit strange. You should check out some of his later stuff. Like I said, Glue is brilliant, and Porno (Trainspotting sequel) is very good too, though perhaps not as good as Trainspotting.

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RE: Irvine Welsh - 12/2/2006 6:39:33 PM   
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Filth is another one of his great books. It's all about a corrupt crook, and is very very dark.

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RE: Irvine Welsh - 12/2/2006 7:30:12 PM   
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Welsh is an amazing novelist, his work to date just keeps getting better and better.

Out of all of his novels Terry 'Juice' Lawson is just a star of a character.

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RE: Irvine Welsh - 20/2/2006 3:53:54 PM   
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Juice Terry is a standout and would love to see him translated to screen.  Would love to see a Porno movie (arf!).  They would have to use the Juice Terry character surely with Kevin Keegan doing Hair and make-up.

Glue would make a good movie too in my opinon there is a lot of scope for a movie here and the characters leapt out of the book at me, ken?

I hope the Adaptation of Ecstacy goes well


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