Trainspotting (Movie Tie-In)
4 journalers for this copy...
"Being Scottish is shite Tommy!"
Loved the movie, can't wait to see how the book shapes up.
I tried! I promise I tried to read this and I even had a go outloud, which made things easier but quite tedious.
Taking this book to the Brisbane Convention in the hope it will find a happier reader!
Picked up at the ABC convention registration night.
True, the Scots dialect is a bit hard to read at first, but it's ok once you get used to it (or maybe it's just the fact that I grew up listening to my grandparents speak with a Greenock accent that made it easier for me).
Quite an amazing book, really. It's jam-packed with totally obnoxious characters, yet somehow you end up feeling sympathy for them all, even the nastiest of them. That's quite a feat for an author to achieve. I do wish though that I'd read this before seeing the movie, because my perception of the characters was a bit too coloured by the actors who'd played them (especially because I kept hearing Ewan McGregor's narration!).
I think MrPloppy wants to read this next, so I'll pass it on to him.
Och eye the nooo ... nope still haven't read this bloomin book. I really really find it difficult to read fake Scots dialect-ic prose. Still there are a **** load of swear words so you can't really go wrong with a book such as this one definitely is.
Will try again to read it again once i'm in the mood for reading about Scottish people suffering from huge doses of heroin, terrible football (this means "soccer" to the great unwashed amongst you) and even worse food ... Macduff.
Journal Entry 6
Queenstown, Otago New Zealand on Sunday, October 20, 2013
Released 8 yrs ago (10/18/2013 UTC) at Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
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Put on the book table at our Friday night dinner at the Queenstown Bookcrossing Unconvention.
Happy bookcrossing to the finder!
P.S. If you live in the Christchurch area, you might like to join us at our monthly bookcrossing meetups. For details, see the BCNZ Yahoo Group
Journal Entry 7
Queenstown, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Grabbed at the Un-convention in Queenstown, heading to Invercargill for the day, so will leave it somewhere in the big city!
Journal Entry 8
---- Wild released somewhere in Invercargill in Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Released 8 yrs ago (11/20/2013 UTC) at ---- Wild released somewhere in Invercargill in Invercargill, Southland New Zealand
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Not sure where I'll leave this, hopefully have a chnace to read it on the ferry before I drop it off somewhere!