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This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Characteristic of Welsh, in my experience, is the atmosphere of darkness and desperation interjected with some even blacker humor. Amazon Business Service for business customers. The gang evades prison, but Strang is stricken with guilt and withdraws completely into depression.

It’s incredibly raw, brutal and disturbing, the characters are all horribly real people, all of whom you know in real life, but wish you didn’t.

Early Welsh could do no wrong and with this book the scene shifts from the present day, Roy’s disturbing past spoiler: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption.

Some of the worst self-published books out there are a product of No Editor, No Regulation, and, as well as the awful prose, their biggest flaws often involve an inability to tone down the unpalatable. Do yourself a favor and read this book. This book is about redemption as I see it but it’s a dark and twisted tail on the journey many of us take by following the crowd instead of blazing a trail.

Or maybe it would be much more so than normal. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This audacious novel is a brilliant and literal head trip of a book that brings us into the wildly active, albeit coma-beset, mind of Roy Strang, whose hallucinatory quest to e The acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid HouseIrvine Welsh has been hailed as “the best thing that has happened to British writing in a decade” London Sunday Times.


Please try again later. Jun 13, Dane Cobain rated it it was amazing. The book is imaginatively told in its unsettling typesetting and in the erratic way the story unfolds. Quotes from Marabou Stork Nig But it is a strong novel and gives an unsettling glimpse of a world I’d rather not be too acquainted with: Yes, it’s ultraviolent, disturbing and more than a tad brilliant Once you have learned to read in the Edinburgh vanacular you will be well away.

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It was hard to put down, I finished it in a few days. Oct 19, Jason rated it really liked it. Will you like this book? The beginning of the novel left me thinking that the entirety was going to be some deranged acid trip of whirring images and slurred sounds. This novel gets slagged because it apparently doesn’t live up to Trainspotting, but Welsh has taken the weosh parts of that novel the character development, the scheme imagery, etc.

If you can handle disturbing writing mur Solid book from a solid writer.

It’s not a good read as nightmarss might put it. It’s told from the perspective of Roy Strang – a man in a coma, and flits between his hallucinations of a life in South Africa hunting Marabou Storks, what’s happening around him in hospital, and his memories of his life.

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At the Glasgow Citizens’ last spring, a stage version of his junkie tragi-comedy Trainspotting bred enough raw rage and pity to blow down the Gorbals high-rises across the street. Well written, solid characters the despair of the main character has you feeling for him despite the heinous things he does throughout the bookvery creative and compelling plot, and even has its share of dark humour.


As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption. Need to read again soon. Back in Muirhouse Roy works his way up to systems analyst from a trainee, but in his own time gets his kicks from football hooliganism; he gets involved with a bad crowd whom he finds himself joining in the docks before long.

Awesome book but read at your own risk. I’m not a huge fan of other Irvine Welsh novels so if like me, you’d given up on Porno and Trainspotting, don’t give up on Irvine Welsh altogether and give this one a go.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Write a customer review. I laughed out loud more than once.

Irgine, we have an instantly dislikeable narrator who is telling his story from a hospital bed whilst in a coma. Mr Milton the irvinne Written from the perspective of man in a coma who can transgress through three levels of consciousness, alternating between a fantasy life, regression of memories acting as a building narrative to how his current state came to be, and a level of alertness just below being awake. Oct 20, Ubik 2. Brought up in an Edinburgh ‘scheme’ ‘a concentration camp for the poor’its narrator Roy Strang now lies in a deep coma.

Marabou Stork Nightmares

Lists with This Book. I realize I haven’t read Trainspotting, or even a great deal of Irvine Welsh’s work, but let me go out on a limb here and say that this is my favorite. Not everyone can read an Irvine Welsh book.

As Irvine Welsh proves he can write any style.