T2 Trainspotting, Paperback
1.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Ten years on from Trainspotting, Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London.

Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity, which to him represents one last throw of the dice.

However, to realise his dream of directing and producing a pornographic movie, Sick Boy must team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton and a motley crew that includes the city's favourite ex-aerated-water-salesman, 'Juice' Terry Lawson.

In the world of Porno, however, nothing is straightforward, as Sick Boy and Renton find out that they have unresolved issues to address, concerning the increasingly unhinged Frank Begbie, the troubled, drug-addled Spud, but, most of all, with each other.




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I had enjoyed ecstasy and trainspotting from Irvine Welsh but when I tried to read this one, it just fell from my hands. Seemed just like "more of the same" with a title and basic storyline to attract the masses whilst not delivering in either storytelling or the further exploration of what he had produced before.

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