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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

For more warts-and-all literary stories with unique voices…

How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman for a Booker-prize winning novel set in working class Glasgow, and written in Scottish dialect.

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for more interconnected tales dealing with drugs and broken dreams, in Los Angeles and New York.

The Crow Road by Iain Banks for another cult Scottish novel mixing dark humour with violence in the story of a young man investigating a murder.

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride for more breathless stream of consciousness style very much of it’s place.

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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

If the brutal, searing Wasp Factory left you wanting more, try these…

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver for a mother dealing with the fact her teenage son is a monster

Child Of God by Cormac McCarthy for a teenager descending into crime, degradation, and psychosis