Irvine Welsh Massimo Bocchiola
- Title: Acid house
- Author: Irvine Welsh Massimo Bocchiola
- ISBN: 9788882461225
- Page: 445
- Format: Paperback
Il libro raccoglie ventun racconti di Irvine Welsh, il pi consacrato romanziere della chemical generation In Acid house , l anima di un hooligan impasticcato trasmigra nel corpo di un neonato, che incomincia a crescere a una velocit impressionante, ad amare il sesso e la birra e dopo poche settimane si fa portare allo stadio dalla madre In I due filosofi , due eminIl libro raccoglie ventun racconti di Irvine Welsh, il pi consacrato romanziere della chemical generation In Acid house , l anima di un hooligan impasticcato trasmigra nel corpo di un neonato, che incomincia a crescere a una velocit impressionante, ad amare il sesso e la birra e dopo poche settimane si fa portare allo stadio dalla madre In I due filosofi , due eminenti professori universitari in perenne conflitto dialettico decidono di esporre le loro teorie in un pub malfamato tutto finir in una colossale rissa La droga al centro di Stoke Newington Blues , dove un uomo e una donna, rinchiusi in prigione, non esitano a denunciare il loro spacciatore di fiducia per riacquistare la libert.
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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 hope they invent just such a thing in real life so I can get them to erase all memory of my five star books so that I can read them all for the first time a [...]
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 any [...]
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 nostalgia when reading certain reference points which I've only come to appreciate when penning this review (it's got a very late '80s feel). And the Scots dialect in written form is what makes it for me; I could read it all day. Some people may see this as a bit of a [...]
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' nihilism and self-absortion, violence and twisted/black humour. Reading these stories will also give you a vintage, '80s feeling. It kinda resembles Trainspotti [...]
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 mean society being what it is, isn't the sensible man's response to go insane? Well, I don't know, Welsh - your philosophy is debatable but your prose is stunning. My favorites here are a "The Granton Star Cause," an even more acrid retelling of The Metamorphosis, "Eurotrash," which remains to be savored like a putrid aftertaste of something that goes down delecta [...]
Let me say that Irvine Welsh is my all time favorite author. Books such as Trainspotting and Ecstasy are pinnacles of modern fiction (alright, not so modern anymore, I guess). His stories are always insane, his characters flawed but wonderful, and the usage of Scottish vernacular is the coolest way books have been written since A Clockwork Orange. The Acid House is a hit and miss short story collection. Don't get me wrong; probably half the stories are brilliant, as usual. Sadly, the other half [...]
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 stuc [...]
I was disappointed when I cracked this open to find that it was a collection of short stories. I did not realise this at the time I put this on my wishlist. I'm not a massive fan of short stories. They tend to be dull and have this unfinishedness about them.I read them all anyways and while some were better than others (The Granton Star Cause) most of them were not that interesting. Also really disliked 'Disnae Matter' because this included one of my biggest pet hates, when people say Disneyland [...]
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 dialec [...]
In "the Acid House" Welsh once again exposes the vibrant, crass, depressing, and violent sex and drug-filled underbelly of Scotland. The majority of these stories are excellent, very few feel like filler. Welsh also takes a number of risks, moving away from stories narrated by junkies and pimps and focusing on other troubled members of society (an old man missing his wife, a movie-fanatic loner), although the junky stories are there too, most notably the novella at the end. Welsh also plays arou [...]
I'm becoming more and more convinced that Welsh created himself out of the ashes of some weird, drug-driven orgy between the guys from "A Clockwork Orange" and the great satirist tradition that begins somewhere in post-Ice Age Europe with recent high points being Monty Python and Tobias Funke and whose end, despite the best efforts of many, is hopefully in the far-flung future.All these stories collected in this collection are good, but the few that really stand out make it worth reading all of [...]
I had watched trainspotting as a teenager and had prematurly assumed that Irvine Welsh was a genius. I picked up Acid House and was quickly discouraged. His characterization was there, and better than what I witnessed in the films. The characters unfortunatly stand on a blank canvas. The stories were bland, shocking and disqusting, but still bland. I would have given it one star except for a feeling I get, that the stories weren't written for me. I feel like if I lived my life in some dusty Scot [...]
Belting banter from the master of the smack house jive. Short stories, in my shallow experience, are all inept foreplay and frustrating fizzle. However, Mr Welsh' are based on the heroin binary code which has a pronounced craven start, an abrupt finish and a delicious intermezzo. The novella included here, 'A Smart Cunt', is worth the entry price alone.
literary gold. Every one of these short stories are a work of genius. My favourite being the tale of coco brice. whilst out of his tree on drugs, his mind, and the mind of a new born baby are swapped over, turning coco into a slobbering idiot, and the baby into a dirty wee man.
A whole mess of fairly standard-issue Irvine Welsh stories which, 3 years later, have not really stuck with me. Never boring, however.
La edición y la traducción de anagrama es pésima, tal vez en el idioma original, todos los cuentos y los diálogos tendrían un mayor sentido, sin embargo, se pueden rescatar algunos.
This is literally one of the worse books I have ever read. It is a collection of short stories although some of the characters are the same and they all seem to be vaguely connected. Every other word is a swear word and it adds nothing to the story. I struggled to see how anyone could enjoy these stories. I was very disappointed as although I have not read Trainspotting, I have heard very good things about it.
I think this is a fantastic intro to Irvine Welsh's writing style, especially for getting used to the Scotts English dialogue. It's not as overwhelming as I found Trainspotting to be, but I feel like after reading this, Trainspotting will be much more enjoyable and easier to understand.I've also been on a short story kick, and this was perfect. The stories were short, brutal, and captivating.
Si algo sabe hacer Irvine Welsh es producir desencajadas, intensas y frenéticas emociones, pero sin melodrama barato, sino con recursos más finos, aunque sean más "guarros". No decepcionan los relatos, unos tan breves como media página, otros no tanto, pero prácticamente todos llenos de esa afectividad sin filtrar que he llegado a identificar con los escoceses de fines del XX (pienso en Fish con Marillion), afectivdad que puede ser iracunda, violenta, soez, broncuda, pero también dolida y [...]
I'm between three and four stars on this one. I picked it up because I wanted to read more from Welsh. I didn't actually know anything about it, so I was surprised to find it was a collection of short stories and one novella. I enjoyed that aspect; we get to see Welsh explore different themes and styles. Not everything is set in the reality we know.I was unsurprised to find the same vice-filled characters I expect from Welsh after reading Trainspotting. My opinion of the collection was tepid unt [...]
Another wee collection of short stories! I'm really getting through these this year. I realised two stories into this that I had already read it as a teenager, but I'd forgotten almost everything that happened in the stories, so it wasn't a great loss.In true Irvine Welsh fashion, everything about this collection is vile, dark, disturbing and vomit-inducing. It really is spit your dinner out material, but it grips you unbelievably hard.Welsh explores a lot of different themes and styles here, it [...]
The Acid House was published less than a year after Welsh's dynamic debut Trainspotting, and it possesses the same energy and freshness. These tales are equally hilarious and disturbing, and a few of them - including the title story, where God turns the protagonist into a housefly - are prime examples of transgressive fiction at its most bizarre and most creative. My favourite stories in this collection are: 'Eurotrash', 'The Last Resort on the Adriatic'(Surprisingly moving, demonstrating the sh [...]
Die totale Abkehr von Liebe und Menschlichkeit, dies zeichnet viele Texte von Irvine Welsh aus. Der Autor versteht es wie kein anderer, die Abgründe und dunklen Stellen der Gesellschaft auf den Menschen zu übertragen und ohne grosse Übertreibung darzustellen. In "Acid House" treibt er dies auf die Spitze, in dem er seine Figuren auf wenigen Seiten in Kurzgeschichten stolpern, fallen und verenden lässt. Drogen, Sex, Dreck und Gewalt. Bekannte Zutaten vermengen sich auch hier zu faszinierenden [...]
Welsh's short stories in this collection were, as in most collections, hit or miss. I really enjoyed Snuff, The Acid House, and Eurotrash. I was also really impressed with the tone and dialect Welsh crafts in the collection's longest piece, a novella of 112 pages revolving around the stumblings of Brian, a wallowing, substance-abusing, well-meaning twenty-something. The phonetic Scots in most of the stories was often exhausting though and, as was the case with Marabou Stork Nightmares, the sheer [...]
A bit uneven at times, as any collection will be. One of the stories contained one of the most vile tableaus I've ever read and now it is burned into my memory. I really enjoyed the novella at the end. Just a few weeks in the life of a smackhead, the goings-on and hangers-on. All in all a pretty interesting portrait of a point in time of Scotland's fringey youngsters.
wow - another blast from the past (The 90's) and another I've forgotten to include on my read list. A collection of short, not entirely sweet stories by Irvine Welsh Most memorable is the story about the lad who turns into fly
Just like every collection of short stories, this is hit or miss. It's definitely Irvine Welsh though. So expect darkly hilarious stories with heartbreaking endings, as well as his phonetic spellings of dialogue in a thick Scottish accent.
The stories are written in a crazy-ass dialect, a little hard at first, but by the end you kinda feel like you've learned a new language. Irvine Welsh can write some pretty good short stories.
Some of the stories are good some are ok. The last novella was the best of the bunch, but nothing was really overwhelming.
I think this is better than Trainspotting. Like a bunch of mad stories you'd overhear down the pub told by drunksd funny, very funny.
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