A Decent Ride (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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‘Juice’ Terry Lawson is a man who contains multitudes: he's a top shagger, a drug dealer, a gonzo pornstar, and a taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice's cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, we encounter a series of charmingly filthy characters, each of whom present their own unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can he discover the fate of the beautiful Jinty Magdalen and keep her idiot-savant lover, Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of the reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice 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? Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for one unforgettable trip.

About the Author


IRVINE WELSH is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. He currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Praise For…


Praise for A DECENT RIDE:

“A case can be made that Irvine Welsh is the most outrageous novelist now at large in the English-speaking world.”
The Washington Post
 
“A hilarious, gleefully offensive book, featuring necrophilia, incest, and a character named Ronald Checker, a rich reality TV host who might remind readers of a certain Republican presidential candidate.”
Men’s Journal
 
“Welsh renders [A DECENT RIDE] with the same comedic precision and messy obscenity that he’s been refining since Trainspotting.”
NPR.org
 
“The 10th novel by this Scottish transplant to Lake View is as crass as you would expect from the man who wrote Trainspotting.”
Chicago Magazine
 
"This Scottish picaresque is bawdy, profane, funny, tragic, farcical, kindhearted, exuberant, and disgusting in almost equal measure … Great entertainment."
Booklist
 
"Welsh’s funniest, filthiest novel yet."
Library Journal

"As always, Welsh takes things from zero to sixty in his latest novel … not for the squeamish, prudish, or faint of heart."
Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781101970843
ISBN-10: 1101970847
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage International