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Publisher's Summary

The characters in this extraordinary book are often - on the surface - depraved, vicious, cowardly and manipulative, but their essential humanity is never undermined. Two professors of philosophy turn pugilists; Leith removal men become the objects of desire for Hollywood goddesses; God turns Boab Coyle into a house-fly; and in the novella, 'A Smart C**t', the drug-addled young hero spins off on a collision course with his past.

The Acid House is a bizarre, disturbing and hilarious collection from one of the most uncompromising and original writers around.

This collection contains:

  • Conversation between Irvine Welsh and Iggy Pop
  • The Acid House
  • The Granton Star Cause
  • Disnae Matter
  • A Soft Touch
  • Snowman Building Parts For Rico the Squirrel
  • Where the Debris Meets the Sea
  • Sexual Disaster Quartet
  • Sport For All
  • Lisa’s Mum Meets the Queen Mum
  • Granny’s Old Junk
  • The Two Philosophers

©1994 Irvine Welsh (P)1996 Random House Audio

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Early Welsh is great stuff

Early works by Welsh are chaotic, sometimes stream of consciousness stuff. This is what made me love him in the first place!

A fun collection of short stories, many you wouldn't want to listen to in the presence of your mother! Hilarious, depraved, depressing and entertaining - a must read for Welsh fans but not overly accessible to those that aren't fans!

In the quality of the audio for this recording is quite bad, so recommend you listen in a quiet environment.

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  • PeeGee
  • 22-08-2018

Great book, terrible quality recording & half the stories missing!

Irvine Welsh is such a great writer and the stories are funny, intriguing, disturbing. Pity the Audible recording is such poor quality, it ruins the listening experience. The book deserves better than this. It sounds echoey, like it was recorded cheaply on a mobile phone. Worse though - half the short stories are missing! I thought there were 22 stories in Acid House. Only 12 recorded (its approx 2 1/2 hrs long). Its really disappointing. I remember reading the book years ago and there seems to be parts missing. No mention of it being abridged on the audio cover. I listen to a lot of Audible books and this has been the most disappointing to date.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-2018

kinda horrid

narrator was authentic but the quality was absolutely horrible, they had one job, to make it understandable...

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  • Mr Gregory M Swaby
  • 20-01-2017

Excellent

Great reading of a very enjoyable set of stories. Perfect for re-listening and enjoying and sharing with others.