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1st ed. Fine in Near Fine dj with a hint of wear. SIGNED by the author on title page. N° de réf. du libraire 109747
The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry. In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble. Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.
Review: Porno, Irvine Welsh's highly entertaining--though completely unnecessary--sequel to his cult classic, Trainspotting, reunites the gang as they pursue another big-payoff scheme. It's been 10 years since Mark Renton walked away with the cash from a drug sale perpetrated by himself and his mates, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson, Danny "Spud" Murphy, and Francis Begbie. The megalomaniacal Sick Boy has returned to Edinburgh, where stag film producer "Juice" Terry Lawson has given him the idea for a bold new scam: to locally produce a high-end adult film. Lawson introduces Sick Boy to the beautiful and egocentric Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student and aspiring star. Passivity and self-destructive tendencies have left well-meaning junkie Spud poor and alone, while time has only intensified the anger of the psychotic Begbie, who's fresh out of prison, back in Edinburgh, and obsessed with taking revenge on Renton. Sick Boy locates and persuades Renton, a successful club owner in Amsterdam, to help him steal money for his new production company. From the book's multiple points of view, it's soon clear that everyone's running their own scam, making conflicts--and long-awaited confrontations--inevitable.
Welsh's brutally honest prose and gallery of likeable ne'er-do-wells are in full display here, but the novel feels somewhat superfluous. Porno adds little insight into the characters or events of Trainspotting and fails to match its invention or sense of purpose. However, the author's obvious affection for these characters and dedication to authentically rendered dialogue and setting elevate Porno above mere slapdash reworking. As the novel builds momentum, Welsh wonderfully communicates the intense bravado driving his reckless characters. During such moments of vitality and humor, Porno is superficial but undeniably charming. --Ross Doll
Titre : Porno
Éditeur : W. W. Norton & Company
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Ed.
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Company, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing of the 1st US Edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Book is straight, square, tightly bound (appearing never read) and free of PO markings and blemishes. Cover and Jacket are clean and bright, with sharp corners, straight headbands and tails, and clear, crisp and bold lettering and artwork. Dust Jacket is intact (unclipped), still showing original USD $24.95 price. (Please see Seller images). ISBN 0393057232. ShiroBooks, independent bookseller, prides itself in accurate descriptions, careful wrapping and safe shipping. ADDITIONAL CHARGE MAY APPLY IF SHIPPED OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL US; CONTACT SHIROBOOKS PRIOR TO ORDERING or for more information, details or photos. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 001329
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Company, 2002. Hardcover. État : Fine+. Etat de la jaquette : Fine+. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ VF with no other names or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped ($24.95) ; Inscribed "To Laura, best wishes" and signed by Welsh at title page. ; 484 pages; This is a HARDCOVER. ; Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 53400
Description du livre Norton, 2002. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition (first U.S. printing). The most recent novel by the author of THE ACID HOUSE, a story of "the TRAINSPOTTING crew ten years further down the line." Fine/Fine. Signed by Welsh on the title page. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 7310
Description du livre U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, 2002. Hardcover. État : Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Advance uncorrected proof; signed by author on title page; signature obtained in person by bookseller; a novel about the Trainspotting crew 10 years further down the line; cover has some wrinkles at edges and page edges have a few light smudges. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 1704
Description du livre Norton, 2002. hardcover. État : New. Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2002 NY: Norton First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author. N° de réf. du libraire WELPORN01
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Co., New York, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Slight rub and slight crimp to spine ends, otherwise Fine. No prev. owner name. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 06896
Description du livre W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. 1st Edition. Signed first edition.Flat signed on title page, no inscription. Comes with tee shirt from the tour Welsh did in 2002. The shirt is XL and has never been worn. Signed by Author on Title Page. N° de réf. du libraire 2026648