Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career—an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave).

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The 900th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 10th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Trainspotting Paperback 22657 $7.74 $0.36 1996
Trainspotting (Mark Renton series Book 2) Kindle Edition 81683 1996
TRAINSPOTTING Paperback 1893957 $0.01
Trainspotting: Roman (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1452733 2013
Trainspotting. 3 CDs. Audio CD 8091710 $95.14 $33.57 1999
Trainspotting: A Screenplay Paperback 2493059 $1.90 $0.01 1996
Trainspotting Paperback 8560490 $9.56 $9.49 2013
Trainspotting Hardcover 6989990 $21.57 $8.67 2002
Trainspotting Hardcover 715735 $15.16 $14.16 2002
Porno Audible Audio Edition 47473 $14.95 2006
Trainspotting (German Edition) Paperback 7312402 $73.69 $5.63 1999
Trainspotting Paperback 2655049 $7.34 $0.01
Vintage Youth Prepack (Oliver Twist + Trainspotting) Paperback 16770884 $1,014.75 $705.71 2007