Irvine Welsh Day book/film news

Today Irvine welsh releases his new book ‘skagboys’ a prequel to his most popular title to date ‘ trainspotting’ . It’s a return to leith after basing his last book(and one of his best) ‘crime’ in America which is now his base after living for a few years in Dublin.

The book finds renton, sickboy, spud etc in thatchers Britain with high hopes and ideas slowly been corroded by hard core drug addiction and no hope of a job. I received my copy today and I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

Also out next week is an film adaptation of irvine’s film ‘ecstasy’ not one of my favourite books of his but I will check it out

Heres the trailer

Filming has also just finished on an adaptation of ‘filth’ starring James mc Avoy following the exploits of edinborough cop Bruce Robertson into the depths of all kinds of depravity . I’m really looking forward to this one