“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f**king big television. Choose rotting away in the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f**ked up brats you spawned to replace yourself, choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?”
A wild, in-yer-face trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, following the adventures of heroin addict and uni drop-out Mark Renton. He regales us with tales of himself and his friends - womanising Sick Boy, psycho Begbie, new mother Alison, and love-struck Tommy. An extravaganza of withdrawal pains, broken hearts and sexual encounters, Trainspotting explores a society addicted to being addicted.
Adapted by Harry Gibson