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Trainspotting - 15/2/2006 12:03:49 PM   

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I first tried to read this when i was about 13/14, didnt get through it (i lent it off my m8 and her dad dint know. didnt get long to read it). Anyway, ive tried a few times and only got about half way, the same with the film. with both i had to stop and start but when i got into the i couldnt stop either. Did anybody else find this?


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RE: Trainspotting - 15/2/2006 9:35:10 PM   

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After watching the film, i had no real interest in reading the book. You ought to finish the film but as i haven't read it, i can't comment on the book!


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RE: Trainspotting - 16/2/2006 8:17:00 AM   
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Both the film and the book are excellent. I saw the film first, which made me want to read the book. It's hard to say which one is better, as the film is done very well but the book has so much more in it. Definitely worth reading.


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RE: Trainspotting - 16/2/2006 9:43:28 AM   

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I read the book first and in order to understand the phonetics had to sometimes read it aloud to myself. This resulted in me walking around with a dodgy accent for a few days!


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RE: Trainspotting - 19/2/2006 7:34:05 PM   

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Dodgy accents?

Are you mistaking Trainspotting with When The Boat Comes In or All Creatures Great and Small?

I would have to say that the Trainspotting book is way better than the movie (although its a brilliant film too) as the film is very much abridged and many of the characters experiences in the film are tranferred from those in the book that didn't make the movie.


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