Prequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welshs colorful miscreants first went wrong. Mark Rentons life seems to be on track university, pretty girlfriend, even social success. But, in this prequel to Trainspotting, after the death of his younger brother, Rent falls apart and starts hanging around with his old pals, including Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, and being drawn irresistibly into their wacked-out plans.
Set against 1980s Thatcher-era Edinburghwith its high unemployment, low expectations, and hard-to-come-by money and drugs? Irvine Welshs colorful crew lunges from one darkly hilarious misadventure to the next. Gritty, moving, and exhilarating, Skagboys paints their dizzying downward spiral with scabrous humor and raw language.