Search Results: "Louise Welsh"


BOOK REVIEW

TAMBURLAINE MUST DIE by Louise Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Despite the catchy title, the thin plot will disappoint readers looking for the generic pleasures of the historical mystery. What they'll find instead is a pitiless rendering of an Elizabethan celebrity culture in which each celebrity survives by unceasingly attacking all the others."
The last feverish week in the life of Christopher Marlowe, dramatist, informant and spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULLET TRICK by Louise Welsh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"An eerie but underfed whodunit."
In the sleazier corners of Berlin, London and Glasgow, a down-on-his-luck magician sorts out two killings—and his obsession with a femme fatale—in Welsh's follow-up to her debut, The Cutting Room (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CUTTING ROOM by Louise Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2003

"Strange amorous encounters underscore the dissolute Rilke's appeal, but the reasons for his dogged sleuthing remain a mystery, making him a shadowy figure as frustrating as he is fascinating to observe."
A debut crime novel with aspirations, featuring a quintessential flawed hero, a smart and morally ambivalent gay Glaswegian auctioneer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKAGBOYS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Red meat for Welsh cultists, but a heavy load for anybody else."
Once more into the ditch: Welsh revisits the economically depressed, heroin-sick slums of Edinburgh in this hefty prequel to Trainspotting (1993). Read full book review >

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LOUISE ERDRICH
by J.W. Bonner

Louise Erdrich gave birth to a daughter (and opened a bookstore) at a momentous time in our country’s history—2001—and those twin poles of life and death inform her latest novel, Future Home of the Living God. As befits a novel by Erdrich, who has long considered the nature of time, Future Home of the Living God exists in two moments ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SEX LIVES OF SIAMESE TWINS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A sometimes pleasurably over-the-top, sometimes simplistic proof that physical and mental health aren't always intertwined."
A rage-fueled gym rat enters into an abusive, symbiotic relationship with an overweight artist in a brash, decidedly Welsh-ian study of body image and media. Read full book review >

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A BORROWED PLACE by Frank Welsh
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Scholarly, understated, massive history of the Crown Colony, from Britisher and former international banker Welsh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARABOU STORK NIGHTMARES by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Magical, without a hint of cloying sentiment. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Welsh, Scotland's brightest young literary rebel (The Acid House, stories, p. 181), weighs in with a technically dazzling and emotionally wrenching portrait of working-class youth wasted in an emotional vacuum. Read full book review >

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REHEATED CABBAGE by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The stories are dated, true, but even Welsh's leftovers still have enough whiplash to leave a mark."
A blast from the past: eight doses of Scotsploitation and ultraviolence from Welsh's poisonous pen (Crime, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORNO by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Flush with bile, bitter humor, drugs, and sex: a fun few hundred pages spent with the worst that humanity has to offer."
The Trainspotting boys are back and not a whit wiser for the decade that's passed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAGES OF SIN by Kaite Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A gritty detective story as unflinching as its heroine, rich in well-researched period detail."
An intrepid female medical student stumbles on a conspiracy in Victorian-era Edinburgh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECSTASY by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

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