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Glue

By Irvine Welsh

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| Paperback | 9780393322156

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The story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh projects, Glue is about the loyalties, the experiences, and the secrets that hold friends together through three decades. The boys become men: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew Continue

The story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh projects, Glue is about the loyalties, the experiences, and the secrets that hold friends together through three decades. The boys become men: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky fingers; Billy the boxer, driven, controlled, playing to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar Kid, drifting along to his own soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, exceedingly thin-skinned and vulnerable to catastrophe at every turn. We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century from punk to techno, from speed to E. Their mutual loyalty is fused in street morality: Back up your mates, don't hit women, and, most important, never snitch on anyone. Glue has the Irvine Welsh trademarks crackling dialogue, scabrous set pieces, and black, black humor 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. "Stocked with his usual quirky, sympathetic characters, this rollicking new tale sparkles with the writer's trademark satiric wit. Its heft and narrative breadth should convince any remaining skeptics that Welsh now effectively the grand old man of in-your-face Scottish fiction is a writer to be taken seriously." Publishers Weekly starred review

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    STUPENDO!!!

    Condiglio a tutti di leggerlo; 4 vite che ti coinvolgono fino a sentirle vicine a te, scritto alla grande!!
    Di gran lunga il miglior libro di Irvine Welsh

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    Giovanni Petrone said on Jul 24, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    E' il primo approccio con Welsh.
    "Colla" racconta dell'amicizia tra quattro ragazzi dei sobborghi poveri di Edimburgo, dall'infanzia priva di oppurtunità all'età adulta che li vede alla ricerca di riscatto da un destino che pare preconfezionato.
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    E' il primo approccio con Welsh.
    "Colla" racconta dell'amicizia tra quattro ragazzi dei sobborghi poveri di Edimburgo, dall'infanzia priva di oppurtunità all'età adulta che li vede alla ricerca di riscatto da un destino che pare preconfezionato.
    La narrazione ti risucchia e ti scaraventa in un mondo di desolazione, di desideri inespressi, d'onore fra miserabili.
    Il senso di repulsione credo risparmi pochi, ma alla fine quei personaggi scomodi arrivi ad amarli.
    Un libro potente.

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    Maliviò said on Jul 18, 2014 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Garantito al limone

    Storie di amicizia durate oltre la naturale scadenza.

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    Maggetto said on Feb 23, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    BAM

    Viscerale, ti contorce le budella, ti fa sanguinare, ti esplode dentro.
    Un concentrato di forza,sudore,gioventù,lacrime,sesso,rabbia,pugni,urla,risate,terrore,musica,morte,vita..soprattutto vita

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    Zio Page said on Jan 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Forse il più bello e completo tra i libri di Welsh. Ancora una volta personaggi stupendi raccontati alla perfezione.
    Ed è stato uno spettacolo scoprire che anche a Edimburgo c'è la corea...

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    stefano said on Nov 9, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Maybe I wasn't in the good mood but I begin to read it three times...almost bored. I just remember that I was curious but not really interested...

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    Belin said on Oct 11, 2013 | Add your feedback

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