Great read. A few odd verbs and nouns scattered here and there, strange dialects. But, shite, bollocks to you if you can't understand me accent.
I had a real hard time with the language of the book (dialect) but if you are up for a challenge it is very entertaining.
Odd low lifes in Edinburgh...a cult sensation.
by Irvine Welsh
Written in phonetic Scottish vernacular, so it takes donks (or is it yonks?) tae raid. And it's first-person narrative from many perspectives, so it's hard to ken which gadge is tellin each chapter--you have to keep an eye (ear?) out for favorite expressions--such as Spud callin gadges "catboy" or Sick Boy's bad Sean Connery impression ("yesh, Shimon")--or hope another character addresses the narrator by name. Set in the late 1980s, Trainspotting is as much about HIV, poverty, racism, sectarian violence, and unemployment as it is about heroin.