Contains: Drug use Perversion Murder Corruption Sexism Racism Law Enforcement
And a tapeworm
"A peculiar kind of brilliance"
Irvine Welsh, geboren 1958 in Edinburgh, lebt inzwischen in Dublin, ist seiner Heimatstadt aber nach wie vor sehr verbunden. Sein erster Roman "Trainspotting" wurde für den Booker Prize nominiert und von Danny Boyle verfilmt. Weitere Titel von Irvine Welsh: "Ecstasy", "Der Durchblicker", "Acid House", "Drecksau", "Klebstoff", "Porno", "Die Bettgeschichten der Meisterköche", KiWi 1027, 2008.
"A peculiar kind of brilliance" Sunday Telegraph "A snarling epic of a book...ugly, devastatingly funny, unremittingly nasty and pulls no punches... Don't dare miss it" Scotsman "Welsh firing on all cylinders... The best thing he has done since Trainspotting" Sunday Times "It is surely a remarkable cultural moment when a reviewer is offered cash in a bar for an advance copy of a literary novel... Filth is a masterpiece...squarely in the classic line of classic scottish writing" Independent "Things are going well for Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson. Promotion is in the offing, he's got all the booze and drugs he needs, and his various plots aimed at friends and colleagues seem to be working out. Robertson, compulsive and repulsive by turns, has only two problems. One is a case of racially-motivated murder on his patch. The other is that there's a nasty tapeworm in his gut and it seems intent on having its say... A brutally sustained achievement" Evening Standard