Few books fulfil the promise of their titles so graphically as Filth by Irvine Welsh says Alan Taylor (9 August ). Yes, things are going badly for this utterly corrupt tribune of the law, but in an Irvine Welsh novel nothing is ever so bad that it can’t get a whole lot worse. Filth. Irvine Welsh, Author W. W. Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN Welsh begins with a detective’s investigation into a murder–the death of a Ghanaian.

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Io non ho parole. I love Irvine Welsh. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves. Lazy cunt’s got nowt better tae dae, and on his salary too. Telling you the most brilliant thing about this novel would spoil the whole thing. Someone has pished in its remains and rice floats on a small freezing reservoir of urine.

Nevertheless, if you can stomach some of the more urvine parts, and are a fan of Welsh’s gritty, inner city, drug addled realism, you’re in for a sleazy, but thrilling insight into a truly disturbed mind.

As he began his ascent, perhaps the victim pondered this. A film adaptation of Filth was released on 27 September Mar 28, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: They were getting smaller, you knew that. Because while I’m glad I grabbed these book, I’m just ecstatic about the fact that I can finally put it down and stop reading about the pure gross-ness behind the adventures of a Mr. Official Facebook Official site [Japan]. I got three sheets last night and this lighting is nipping my heid and my bowels are as greasy as wdlsh hoor’s chuff at the end of a shift doon the sauna.

Sometimes at yourself when you come to the realization that you are actually wslsh humor in his actions.


Dec 31, Randy rated it it was amazing. I loved the humor and Bruce was so relateable to me and my type of humor but sort of over-the-top in his slurs towards many controvercial subjects which only made me giggle,tsk and shake my head. His wife has left filrh, and he seeks solace with other women.

He is the ultimate betrayer, not only sleeping with his brother’s wife and his best friend’s wife but also turning his back on the mining community where he was brought up at the time of the strike. This is a novel about Bruce Robertson, an officer who embodies everything that’s bad, he mistreats and uses vilth around him in the worst ways.


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His briefings are the closest to action the spastic gets. As an archetype, Robertson is over the top. It’s a fuckin stair you fucking clown. Filth With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially – kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam.

In police time as well. Reading this is like fast forwarding on a nightmare where the same ele “Same rules apply.

Andy Clelland stifles a laugh by coughing. Behind the times Toalie boy, be-hind the blessed times. Use the HTML below. A Penguin Random House Company. Not for the faint of heart, but if you want to see the power of disgust explored by a master of the craft, get this book immediately.

Thieving, rape, drugs. And that’s just the police

Baird with James McAvoy in the lead role. Maybe that’s a good irvinf. But it costs him Baird, from a script he also wrote. The last With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh’s finest is gearing up socially—kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam.

Tuttavia io non l’ho odiato. Y si cuando acaba no lloras, es que no has merecido su lectura. But they’re always there. My reaction to Bruce Robertson was not much different. Written by Lionsgate UK. Sconsigliato a chi non riesce a reggere tematiche spinose. Some people, whose opinions I respect very much, feel that it is so twisted that it is ruined by virtue of its twistedness.


At a certain point the only sound of reason is the tapeworm inside him. It is dark and not everyone’s cup of tea, but I am glad that I read it and it will stay with me.

Then there’s that nutritionally demanding and psychologically acute intestinal parasite in his gut. He’s passing them around and looking like a spare prick at a hoors’ welsb as Toal starts his brief.

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His actions are awe-inducing in th There are several reasons why I will never forget this book. The book scares me. Not that he has much time for solving crime; the constant bouts of: Drummond’s had her frizzy blonde hair cut short, which makes her look even mair ay a carpet muncher. The zones got smaller and smaller until they didn’t exist, and all that’s left behind is the residue. This assailant did this repeatedly, caving in the man’s skull and driving the implement into his brain.

He’s waving it away ostentatiously and he thinks it’s fucking Toal! Later, after becoming self-aware and naming itself “The Self”the tapeworm starts to ask basic existential questions and names Bruce as “The Host”.

Sembra strano, ma dall Io non ho parole. Irvine Welsh is also known for writing in his native Edinburgh Scots dialect, making his prose challenging for the average reader unfamiliar with this style.