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The Acid House

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

characters The Acid House

Made up of three of Welsh's most powerful stories all come from the rough tough badlands o. 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 believe was the only fan letter to an author I ve ever sent telling him this And he wrote me back In my letter I d asked him if he actually listened to techno music since all his characters did and it was inconceivable to me at the time I was 18 that anyone especially a writer who d written something I liked would do this later on in that trip I realized that nearly everyone on that side of the Atlantic listened to techno music and that in fact they PLAYED IT on the RADIO Welsh replied in a letter postmarked from Hawaii that he did indeed listen to techno music He also answered whatever other stupid uestions I asked him which I don t remember now Somewhat disappointingly his letter was not written in an incomprehensible Scottish dialect and in fact was easy to readAnyway I remember really being crazy about A Smart Cunt and the rest of this not being much to write home about but having its moments I think it s at the beginning of the first story where the guy goes to some other country or something and another guy from that other place is flipping him shit about being an imperialist and the guy s like I M from SCOTLAND we re STILL COLONIZED leave me ALONE jerkface For some reason that always kind of stuck with me

Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Irvine Welsh

Ant sex and football hooliganism fired by Welsh's passion and fierce steaming rock and rol. 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 adult brain gets off on breast feeding and watching his parents have sex The Adult with the baby brain ends up in the hospital drooling all over himself His girlfriends visits him and everyone thinks he is messed up from the acid The second story that really stuck out for me was about a guy who turned into a fly He had to watch all his friends and family as a fly on the wall Among other things he ended up watching his mom ram his dad up the ass with a big dildo I won t tell you how it endsSo yeah it was a funny book Probably my favorite by Irvine Welsh other than TrainspottingThis is also a movie for you lazies The guy who plays spud in Trainspotting plays the guy in this who trades bodies with the baby


About the Author: Irvine Welsh

Probably most famous for his gritty depiction of a gang of Scottish Heroin addicts Trainspotting 1993 Welsh focuses on the darker side of human nature and drug use All of his novels are set in his native Scotland and filled with anti heroes small time crooks and hooligans Welsh manages however to imbue these characters with a sad humanity that makes them likable despite their obvious scumb



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 from your mind I hop

  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 believe was the only fan letter to an author I've ever sent telling him this A

  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 nos

  4. says:

    Let me say that Irvine Welsh is my all time favorite author Books such as Trainspotting and Ecstasy are pinnacl

  5. says:

    The Acid House is a collection of short stories with each story featuring a new set of characters and scenarios I am a fan of Irvine Welsh's works so I really enjoyed this one Welsh's characters are edgy; society's dregs hard luck losers pinned to seediness by their own low expectations The short stories are full of the characthers' nihili

  6. says:

    This is the fucking tops a collection of stories delving into the depravity and disillusionment of post Thatcher Scotland T

  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 mea

  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

  9. says:

    I was disappointed when I cracked this open

  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 hope so I hope tae fuck »

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