Book
Dutch
Vier vrienden groeien op in een volksbuurt in Edinburgh.
Subject
Vriendschap
Title
Lijm
Author
Irvine Welsh
Language
Dutch
Original title
Glue
Publisher
Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 2002
533 p.
ISBN
90-295-5646-3

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Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 50 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

De Schotse schrijver Irvine Welsh (1958) verwierf wereldfaam met zijn roman "Trainspotting" (en vooral met de zeer succesvolle verfilming daarvan). Deze nieuwe roman bouwt voort op zijn eerdere werk: we volgen de wilde levens van vier vrienden uit een nieuwbouwwijk c.q. achterbuurt van Edinburgh, vanaf hun jonge jaren (circa 1970) tot aan het begin van de eenentwintigste eeuw. De gebeurtenissen zijn rijk aan drank, drugs, grof taalgebruik, vriendschap, ruzie, kleine misdaad, ellende, heel veel (zoeken naar) sex, en het proberen frustraties om te zetten in ambities. Door hun verhalen steeds vanuit hun eigen verspringende gezichtspunten te vertellen weet de schrijver bovendien zeer overtuigend hun levensvisies weer te geven (hoewel de figuren zelf om zo'n zwaar woord ongetwijfeld zouden moeten lachen). Meeslepende verhalen over mensen aan de rand van de samenleving (en soms eroverheen); indrukwekkend, maar of de doorsnee lezer deze figuren zou willen kennen valt te betwijfelen. De verta…Read more

About Irvine Welsh

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Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.

Early life

Irvine Welsh was born in Leith, the port area of the Scottish capital Edinburgh. He states that he was born in 1958, though, according to the Glasgow police, his birth record is dated around 1951. When he was four, his family moved to Muirhouse, in Edinburgh, where they stayed in local housing schemes. His mother worked as a waitress. His father was a dock worker in Leith until bad health forced him to quit, after which he became a carpet salesman; he died when Welsh was 25. Welsh left Ainslie Park High School when he was 16 and then completed a City and …Read more on Wikipedia