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American Psycho (1991)

‘…there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.’ 270 more words


The World of Literature: Part 2

Literature has the power to transport you to different times, places and worlds. But when was the last time you explored ‘the world of literature’, so to say? 1,689 more words


Rereading, Reviewed: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

A very distant acquaintance texted me her dissent from my post on rereading. She said she prefers rereading because most books aren’t very good, and it’s usually not worth the time it takes to sort out good new books from bad. 308 more words


Filth (2013)

Based upon the 1998 novel by Irvine Welsh (the Scot behind “Trainspotting”) “Filth” is a movie that the audience will either love or hate, there is no middle ground.   471 more words


Review of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins - Irvine Welsh

Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach fitness instructor disarms a gunman chasing two homeless men. Overnight she becomes a media celebrity, courtesy of an eyewitness, overweight Lena Sorensen. 157 more words


The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh

As much as I like all of Irvine Welsh's prolific literary work of the past two decades, it pains me to admit that this is probably his weakest novel. 269 more words


Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

“Society invents a spurious convoluted logic tae absorb and change people whae’s behaviour is outside its mainstream. Suppose that ah ken aw the pros and cons, know that ah’m gaunnae huv a short life, am ah sound mind, ectetera, ectetera, but still want tae use smack? 468 more words