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A Decent Ride - Irvine Welsh

A Decent Ride - Irvine Welsh

Title: A Decent Ride

Author:  Irvine Welsh

ISBN:  9780224102179

Weight:  990g

Delivery:  Extra £1.00 [heavy book]

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A Decent Ride by Irvine Welsh

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 her idiot-savant lover, 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 Ride sees 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Irvine Welsh, I think it’s safe to say, is not a writer who’s mellowing with age…  Welsh’s [language is an] astonishingly supple invention: one that can combine scabrousness and lyricism, comedy and ruefulness in the same paragraph… [if] you fancy an authentic and often thrilling blast of full-strength Irvine Welsh, then you’re in for a treat.

James Walton, Spectator

When the humour works, we can enjoy the novel for what Welsh clearly intended it to be – a luridly exuberant caper, a series of glossy and gritty snapshots.  It won’t make converts out of detractors, but then one senses that a novelist like him wouldn’t want it any other way.

Malcolm Forbes, Financial Times

It’s a stern reader who wouldn’t fall for his filthy charm.

Sunday Telegraph

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Attribute Details
Title: A Decent Ride
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780224102179
ISBN 10: 0224102176
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 483
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 44mm
Weight: 1.033kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Steve Double
Jacket photography: Sam Barker

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