Like many people the first time I even heard of this author was through watching Trainspotting. It then became the first book I read by him, and I really wish it wasn't. Trainspotting isn't for everyone. It takes a while to get your head arround the Scottish colloquial dialect he is writing in, it's incredibly crude, condones some highly immoral behaviour, excessive drug use and violence - but damn is it an amazing read! It's so good in fact, it ruined Irvine Welsh for me. Everything I read afterwards, just paled horribly in comparison. I read the sequel Porno, which seemed like a cheap cash in, a sequel that would've been a straight to DVD release in Hollywood. Glue I could just never get into, Maribou Stork Nightmares was maybe a little surreal for me, I didn't really enjoy it and the Acid House is highly overrated, disgusting and to be completely honest, pointless. I'm interested to hear what other people think of this writer. If maybe I'm missing some great books or if people have wildly different opinions on the books I just bashed and I should revisit them.