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5.0 out of 5 stars Welsh changes styles - for a brief instant
My first time through this book I thought Irvine Welsh had completely reinvented himself. The beginning of the novel left me thinking that the entirety was going to be some deranged acid trip of whiring images and slurred sounds. It doesn't take long for Welsh to slip into his familiar role of Edinburgh scheme documentarian, a role of which he is the master.
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Published on Sept. 13 2001 by J. Rossi

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2.0 out of 5 stars Was Welsh A One-Shot Wonder?
With the publication of his second book, "Marabou Stork Nightmares," the balance tilts pretty strongly towards YES. Where "Trainspotting" was a mad rush of invention and queasy power, "Nightmares" is all too obviously contrived.
Most authors these days seem to be slipping into the trap of using their material as some kind of chic...
Published on Aug. 29 2001


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4.0 out of 5 stars Edinburgh at its schemiest ... disgusting yet thoughtful, Aug. 11 1998
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see my summary ... says it all really ... non Scots watch for the dialect problem (as always ...)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books, Feb. 10 1999
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It's gripping. It's humourous. & it's full of energy. A good trip
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Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh (Paperback - April 30 1996)
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