Welsh returns to the familiar setting of Edinburgh for this new novel, featuring as main protagonist ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, who appeared as a lesser character in a couple of earlier works.
The book follows his adventures as a taxi driver, encompassing a hurricane, the search for a missing woman and the acquisition of a rare bottle of whiskey, with some unlikely adventures on the golf course and of course in the bedroom thrown in for good measure.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
This is not one of his very best works but it’s certainly ranks above average in his canon and is a decent read for a holiday. Doesn’t reach the heights of his very best work such as, say, ‘Skagboys’ or ‘Porno’, but an improvement on last year’s disappointing ‘Sex Life of Siamese Twins’.
As with all his ‘Scottish’ books you have to be prepared to negotiate the local accent and dialect he gives to his characters, which can be hard work at times.
One thing you’ve learned
Much prefer Welsh’s novels set in Scotland to those set in USA.
This book is not for the easily offended though as there’s lots of sex and swearing, but if you’ve read his previous novels you’ll know what to expect.