With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves. But as Bruce spirals through the lower reaches of degradation and evil, he encounters opposition - in the form of truth and ethical conscience - from the most unexpected quarter of all: his anus.
In Bruce Robertson, Welsh has created one of the most corrupt, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction , and has written a dark, disturbing and very funny novel about sleaze, power, and the abuse of everything. At last, a novel that lives up to its name.
Now a major motion picture starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.
©2011 Irvine Welsh (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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"Rough and Real Edinburgh sounds great!"
It was a really great listen. Exciting, quite gross and very gritty.
The characters are on the whole all really well developed and you dislike them all equally!
The voice of Tam was ideal for the part. The different voices were well defined and he was a little scarey at parts which fueled the excitement. Very passionate.
The bridged version couldbe ideal for one sitting as the reader keeps your interested with the varied voices.
Really well rounded listen. Exciting storey, great performance and perfect lenght!
"laughted out loud"
The funny bits. When Bruce the main character was thinking in his head.N
Cant think of any other book that was like Filth.
Bruce the main character.
I thought when the worm was talking, my audio book was faulty and I had two books mixed in together , got half way through the book and realized it was the worm talking, very strange. Did not spoil it for me.
Strange. Disturbing. Welsh.
The strange interludes where a tapeworm inside the main character is temporarily given a voice.
Those handful of moments give the book an errie and disturbing, but memorable tone; especially in audiobook form.
His reading of Filth captured the tone of the book perfectly.
There already is a film adaptation of Filth in the works.
So, I can't think of anything other than the film's real tagline "It's a filthy job getting to the top, but somebody's got to do it"
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