Irvine Welsh - Filth (2nd Hand Paperback)
With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's finest is gearing up socially - kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam.
There are some sizable flies in the ointment, though: a missing wife and child, a nagging cocaine habit, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extramarital affairs. The last thing Robertson needs is a messy, racially fraught murder, even if it means overtime - and the opportunity to clinch the promotion he craves.
Then there's that nutritionally demanding (and psychologically acute) intestinal parasite in his gut.
Yes, things are going badly for this utterly corrupt tribune of the law, but in an Irvine Welsh novel nothing is ever so bad that it can't get a whole lot worse. . .
- Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
- Published : 1998 (W.W. Norton - USA)
- ISBN : 9780393318685
- SKU : B002342
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : $14.00
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
" . . . and I mean, the caring . . . up until you’re actually crying, that’s no small feat by Mr. Welsh here. Those final chapters were simply amazing"
"Despite the drugs, meaningless affairs, betrayals and tortures 'Filth' is actually very funny. Irvine Welsh has a flair for dialogue that cuts to the bone and a writing style that engrosses the reader. Forthright and unabashed in it's overtly controversial opinions, it stands out like the best stand up comedian. You're unlikely to find another book like it"
- Goodreads Reviews.
Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.
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