Podcast: Irvine Welsh Special
The latest podcast from Vintage is an Irvine Welsh special. Alex Clark interviews the man himself about his latest novel, A Decent Ride, which sees the return of hustler cabbie ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson. It’s as wild and raucous a ride as you’d expect from Irvine and you can also hear an extract from the audio book read by Tam Dean Burn. Apologies for the quality of the audio this month. A ‘technical hitch’ will not recur next month!
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Irvine Welsh – A Decent Ride
A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’?
Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep heridiot-savantlover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison?
Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker?
And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without… A DECENT RIDE?
A Decent Ridesees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey.
In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler – a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent –and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy…
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