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Made up of three of Welsh's most powerful stories all come from the rough tough badlands o Holy shit how could I have forgotten to add this to my list already this collection of breakneck vileness this wretchedness you wrench your head away from in shame that it happens to be so gripping and so funny In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they have invented a method for erasing specified memories from your mind I hope they invent just such a thing in real life so I can get them to erase all memory of my five star books so that I can read them all for the first time again Irvine Welsh became something of a parody of himself later on wee Scots druggy mouthy baldie that he is but let that not take anything away from his magnificent trilogy of Trainspotting Acid House and Maribou Stork Nightmares Hey Irvine if I see you floating down the gutter I ll bring you a bottle of wine

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The Acid House

Ant sex and football hooliganism fired by Welsh's passion and fierce steaming rock and rol I was disappointed when I cracked this open to find that it was a collection of short stories I did not realise this at the time I put this on my wishlist I m not a massive fan of short stories They tend to be dull and have this unfinishedness about them I read them all anyways and while some were better than others The Granton Star Cause most of them were not that interesting Also really disliked Disnae Matter because this included one of my biggest pet hates when people say Disneyland when they mean Disney World This winds me up massivelyBig Disney fan And none of that story had any ring of truth to it There is alot of Scottish dialect here which can be hard to read but is amazing to try and read out loud in my terrible Scottish accentwhich tends to drift into Scouse and Welsh But if you ve read Trainspotting you will be prepared for this I wouldn t read this again but if you liked Trainspotting don t mind short stories and have a fondness for the word cunt Then you might like this

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F the schemes of North Edinburgh and take us into a dark but hilarious world of drugs devi This is the fucking tops a collection of stories delving into the depravity and disillusionment of post Thatcher Scotland The misfortunes are of a people inherently unprofitable without place in the neo liberal hell scape they are emerging into Their past times are primarily drugs sex and avoiding work If the Tories were to write a book describing what they thought a so called underclass would be like it might turn out something like this but devoid of Welsh s wit and mastery of dialect The short stories range from the realistic to the ridiculous employing a wide albeit largely the same cast of downtrodden drug addicts Madonna blethers with Kylie Minogue about shagging blokes from Leith brains switch bodies and God exercises catharsis However that s not to say the realistic stories don t stand side by side with them drug addled frenzies than compensate on top of a scathing social commentary which leaves no shit unturned In fact the resounding pessimism and dissatisfaction with courses through these stories has persisted until today The plight we face is the same in a way that s a hallmark of all the great writers of Generation X in that they accurately identified the dystopia they lived in novelised it sold it to Hollywood then did fuck all else See Ellis PalahniukBut I don t mean to rant it s not Welsh s fault in fact he sums up a political thesis of sorts in the short story Smart Cunt I m thinking what can I do really do for the emancipation of working people in this country shat on by the rich tied into political inaction The answer is a resounding fuck all I think I ll stick to drugs to get me through the long dark night of late capitalism That s then what the book is a long stare in a mirror then doing a line off it I rate it ten out of ten


10 thoughts on “The Acid House

  1. says:

    Holy shit how could I have forgotten to add this to my list already this collection of breakneck vileness this wretchedness you wrench your head away from in shame that it happens to be so gripping and so funny In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they have invented a method for erasing specified memories

  2. says:

    I'm pretty sure the novella A Smart Cunt was in here Though I have zero recollection of it now at the time I read that I thought it was brilliant and because I was bored on vacation in London with nothing better to do I wrote what I

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed these stories Like a lot of Welsh's work the language and the settings capture something really special which is why I've decided to bump it up from 3 stars to 4 stars as 3 would be unjustifiable I felt waves of nostalgia when reading certain reference points which I've only come to appreciate when penni

  4. says:

    Let me say that Irvine Welsh is my all time favorite author Books such as Trainspotting and Ecstasy are pinnacles of modern fiction alright not so modern any I guess His stories are always insane his characters flawed but wonderful

  5. says:

    The Acid House is a collection of short stories with each story featuring a new set of characters and scenarios I

  6. says:

    This is the fucking tops a collection of stories delving into the depravity and disillusionment of post Thatcher Scotland The misfortunes are of a people inherently unprofitable without place in the neo liberal hell scape th

  7. says:

    A number of dank and torrid tales of wrongdoing Irvine Welsh says if you don't get to the bottom of things are you really alive I mean society being what it is isn't the sensible man's response to go insane Well I don't know Welsh your philosophy is debatable but your prose is stunning My favorites here are a

  8. says:

    This book made me laugh so much It's a bunch of short stories and there are two that really stuck out for me In one a guy drops acid and ends up switching bodies with a baby or thinking he did I can't remember The baby with his adu

  9. says:

    I was disappointed when I cracked this open to find that it was a collection of short stories I did not realise this at the time I put this on my wishlist I'm not a massive fan of short stories They tend to be dull and ha

  10. says:

    «There’s always always of this fuckin shite to get through It never ends They say it gets easier to handle the older you get I hop