Like if I said, “Japanese architecture is stunning,” somebody’d stand up and complain that the cities are just jumbled amalgamations of aging concrete projects.
(Now cue mad comments like “Well, I got laid in Tokyo last night.”) A lot of dudes who’ve been here for years gripe about the exact opposite.
Other chapters are written from a third-person omniscient stance (in Standard English) to cover the actions and thoughts of different characters simultaneously.
The funny thing is, I don’t think I’ve actually met any guys here who’ve said that. But you know, since I’m also a wee bit opinionated about My Japan, I had to take issue with some of her previous stuff: “. So according to information found on “the internet,” being a foreign guy makes it easy to land Japanese girls. Unable to find any heroin, he acquires opium suppositories which, after a heavy bout of diarrhea, he must recover from a public toilet (a notable scene recreated for the film--"The Worst public Toilet in Scotland") showing just how far a junkie will go for a hit (punctuated by the fact that he had to put up with Mikey Forrester to get them, a dealer he loathes). Simon attempts to pick up girls while being annoyed by Mark, who wants to watch videos.Sick Boy loses Renton and launches into an internal self-glorifying, nihilistic diatribe.Trainspotting is the first novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, first published in 1993.
It takes the form of a collection of short stories, written in either Scots, Scottish English or British English, revolving around various residents of Leith, Edinburgh who either use heroin, are friends of the core group of heroin users, or engage in destructive activities that are implicitly portrayed as addictions that serve the same function as heroin addiction.Unlike the film it inspired, the novel's plot is not linear.Characters are often introduced without backstory and without any initially obvious connection either to the core group of characters or to the junkie and lazy lifestyle.They cook up with Raymie (who kisses Sick Boy on the mouth) and Alison (who states about heroin "That beats any meat injection..beats any fuckin' cock in the world..."). A short (less than a page) piece comparing his high to an internal sea, while noting: "more short-term sea, more long-term poison".After being informed that he should go see Kelly, who has just had an abortion, Renton instead eagerly returns home to watch the rest of his movie. The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival - Narrated by Renton.The Skag Boys, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mother Superior - Narrated by Renton.