Ein typischer Welsh, dieses Buch über das Erwachsenwerden für Erwachsene. Am Beispiel von vier Jugendfreunden zeigt er, welche Möglichkeiten bleiben, wenn die Träume und Erwartungen auf der Strecke geblieben sind. Glue has all Irvine Welsh's usual pace and vigour, crackling dialogue, scabrous set-pieces and black, black humour, but it is also a grown-up book about growing up - about the way we live our lives, and what happens to us when things become unstuck.
Glue is the story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh schemes, and about the loyalties, the experiences and the secrets that hold them together into their thirties.
As we follow their lives from the 70's into the new century - from punk to techno, from speed to Es - we can see each of them trying to struggle out from under the weight of the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure and their parents' hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the scheme, their school, and their ambition to escape from both; their loyalty fused in street morality: back up your mates, don't hit women and, most importantly, never grass - on anyone.
B format paperback edition of this novel which has been widely perceived as Welsh's best work for some time, telling the story of four young men from an Edinburh housing scheme. A powerful exploration of the nature of friendship, complete with sharp dialogue, the trademark dark tableaux and some finely drawn characters. "Wild, brave and funny" "Sunday Times". "Welsh is at the top of his game" "The Face".
Irvine Welsh, geboren 1958 in Edinburgh, lebt vornehmlich in Dublin, verbringt aber auch viel Zeit in Miami Beach und ist seiner Heimatstadt nach wie vor sehr verbunden. Sein erster Roman "Trainspotting" wurde für den Booker Prize nominiert und von Danny Boyle verfilmt.