The novel is a sequel to 'Trainspotting' which I must admit I've only seen on the big screen and not read but this gave me a great mental imagery of the characters and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Welsh's use of dialogue and character accents adds something brilliant to the book and although slightly challenging at first I found myself slipping into the language and terminology.
I'd reccommend it to those who enjoyed Trainspotting, and best of all I picked up the book for £1.50 from the Cancer Research shop. Bargain.
I need to go out and get a DVD of Trainspotting pretty soonish as I need my fix.