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anybody read "Filth"...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bayou_Brawler, Apr 2, 2004.


  1. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    ...by irven welsch?......probably the most disgusting thing (in a clever way) i've ever read....but pretty good...
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Poo. I was thinking it might be Grant Morrison's "The Filth" you were talking about.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Yeah, not my favorite book by Irvine Welsh.

    Trainspotting is a classic, but my favorite of his is probably Malibu Stork Nightmares.

    I felt after that those two he fell into a bit of a rut with his books, continually going over familiar territory (edinburgh/drugs etc).
     
  4. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Brian,

    should i check out malibu next? i'm going to get something else of his soon here...........
     
  5. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Not Malibu.

    Maribou Stork Nightmares.

    Great ****ing read, though. I highly recommend it. I need to get around to Trainspotting.
     
  6. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    yeah i was going to check out train...i've already seen the movie too many times
     
  7. pigpen02

    pigpen02

    Mar 24, 2002
    brilliant book, i think irvine welsh is brilliant. i liked filth and maribou stork nightmares best. porno's not bad either.

    anyone ever see the acid house film? very good.
     
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Ahh yes
    :bag:
    That's what I get for replying when I get back from a night down the pub :)

    Trainspotting is a very good book, it's much more fragmented than the film is. They did a real good job with making the film, to make a linear narrative out of it. Also, as the book is written in dialect it can be tricky to read if you don't know the slang.