[epub PDF] The Acid House Author Irvine Welsh



10 thoughts on “The Acid House

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 brilli

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed these stories Like a lot of Welsh's work the language and the settings capture something really special

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    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 any I guess His stories are always insane his characters flawed but w

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    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 twistedblack humour Reading these stories wil

  6. says:

    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 wer

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    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 acrid retelling of The Metamorphosis Eurotrash which remains to be savored like a putrid aft

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    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 wit

  9. says:

    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 pu

  10. says:

    «There’s always always of this fuckin shite to get through It never ends They say it gets easier to handle the older you get I hope so I hope tae fuck »

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Depraved lazy manipulative and vicious characters He specializes particularly in cosmic reversals God turns a hapless footballer into a fly; an acid head and a newborn infant exchange consciousnesses with sardonically unexpected results always displaying a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and detail Irvine Welsh is one hilariously dangerous writer and he is bound to create a sensation Includes the followi 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 dialect The short stories range from the realistic to the ridiculous employing a wide albeit largely the same cast of downtrodden drug addicts Madonna blethers with Kylie Minogue about shagging blokes from Leith brains switch bodies and God exercises catharsis However that s not to say the realistic stories don t stand side by side with them drug addled frenzies than compensate on top of a scathing social commentary which leaves no shit unturned In fact the resounding pessimism and dissatisfaction with courses through these stories has persisted until today The plight we face is the same in a way that s a hallmark of all the great writers of Generation X in that they accurately identified the dystopia they lived in novelised it sold it to Hollywood then did fuck all else See Ellis PalahniukBut I don t mean to rant it s not Welsh s fault in fact he sums up a political thesis of sorts in the short story Smart Cunt I m thinking what can I do really do for the emancipation of working people in this country shat on by the rich tied into political inaction The answer is a resounding fuck all I think I ll stick to drugs to get me through the long dark night of late capitalism That s then what the book is a long stare in a mirror then doing a line off it I rate it ten out of ten

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Ng stories The ShooterEurotrashStoke Newington BluesVat '96A Soft TouchThe Last Resort on the AdriaticSexual Disaster uartetSnuffA Blockage in the SystemWayne FosterWhere the Debris Meets the SeaGranny's Old JunkThe House of John DeafAcross the HallLisa's Mum Meets the ueen MumThe Two PhilosophersDisnae MatterThe Granton Star CauseSnowman Building Parts for Rico the SuirrelSport for AllThe Acid House A Smart Cunt a novell 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 acrid retelling of The Metamorphosis Eurotrash which remains to be savored like a putrid aftertaste of something that goes down delectable but is poisonous at the core And a Smart something The latter one is a retelling I think of a minor character s viewpoint from Trainspotting but it completely stands on its own and is at base a devastating chronicle of ineptitude and depravity and loneliness that makes you feel for the character not just go along for the dark and vicarious thrills I m hooked or maybe that is what Welsh intended As others have said on here the stories get a little repetitive because all the characters are fairly of a kind and there is not much empathy or redemption But that s all right nothing wrong with a specific vision as long as it s this amusing and relentless Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just go along for the dark and vicarious thrills I m hooked or maybe that is what Welsh intended As others have said on here the stories get a little repetitive because all the characters are fairly of a kind and there is not much empathy or redemption But that s all right nothing wrong with a specific vision as long as it s this amusing and relentless

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Description from the inside sleeve This scintillating disturbing and altogether outrageous collection of stories introduces to these shores a young writer already being called the Scottish Celine of the 1990s Guardian and a mad postmodern Roald Dahl Weekend Scotsman Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity well hidden as it is of his generally 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 again Irvine Welsh became something of a parody of himself later on wee Scots druggy mouthy baldie that he is but let that not take anything away from his magnificent trilogy of Trainspotting Acid House and Maribou Stork Nightmares Hey Irvine if I see you floating down the gutter I ll bring you a bottle of wine Reiki A Comprehensive Guide 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 again Irvine Welsh became something of a parody of himself later on wee Scots druggy mouthy baldie that he is but let that not take anything away from his magnificent trilogy of Trainspotting Acid House and Maribou Stork Nightmares Hey Irvine if I see you floating down the gutter I ll bring you a bottle of wine