"This book is 50% clunky exposition and 50% unrealistic portrayal of a young Arabic woman. The dialogue is often groan-inducingly catty and immature, the protagonist is snarky to the point of being boring, and for such a hard sci-fi book there is a..."
"For anyone who gets high on language, this book is a fantastic trip...a real tour de force."—Madison Smartt Bell, SpinThe acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as "the...
A satirical crime novel with a repulsive hero. As he investigates the murder of an African in Edinburgh, detective Bruce Robertson indulges in every imaginable obscenity, his activities commented on periodically by the tapeworm in his gut.