Reheated Cabbage eBook Ò Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • Reheated Cabbage
  • Irvine Welsh
  • English
  • 08 June 2016
  • 9780099506997

10 thoughts on “Reheated Cabbage

  1. Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn says:

    This book was great I've become a huge fan of Welsh and I really enjoyed these newold stories involving various characters in his universe The novella at the end I am Miami is like a seuel to both Porno and Glue Juice Terry is one of Welsh's best characters and I found this new adventure of his to be very entertaining

  2. Dane Cobain Dane Cobain says:

    Welsh is back It's time for me to blather aboot this eminently readable collection of Welsh's short stories spanning from 1994 2000 And what a cracker it is tooWritten in Welsh's typical vernacular complete with his idiosyncratic sense of spelling and grammar Reheated Cabbage captures the essence of Welsh's early writing in a fantastic collection of short stories which cover everything from pills and pals to aliens addicted to Embassy cigarettes who've learned the niceties of human culture from a Scottish geezer who's hiding out from the police on board their shipThere's death too of course the collection starts with the story of a man who's so keen to catch the Hibs vs Hearts game that he leads his wife into the path of an oncoming train and you can expect to witness the death of a junkie in the sad surroundings of a Scottish house partyBut above all else Reheated Cabbage offers you a chance to catch up with old friends whether you're eating Christmas dinner with Begbie or you're catching up with Juice Terry and Carl 'N Sign' Ewart in MiamiMeeting up with a middle aged Carl and Terry is made all the sweet by the reappearance of their former nemesis Mr Black from their schooldays He's not uite the imposing figure that he used to be in fact by the end of his story you'll just want to give him a hug

  3. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    A reeking heap of a treasure

  4. Chris Chris says:

    I am a committed Irvine Welsh fan I think what he does with the Scottish dialect is incredibly creative I have never read another author who I could so clearly hear while I am reading It is a pretty fun experience Plus he is very funny in an incredibly dark way The other thing he does which I really like is he uses the same characters in a lot of his stories They are all set in the same place among the same group of friends So the stories in this collection have some of the guys from Trainspotting including a great story about Begbie coming to his mother's for Christmas dinner Terry Lawson is also in it and he was also tangentially in Trainspotting and much significantly in Glue It's a complete world and a pretty fascinating if horrifying one The stories here are kind of hit and miss some are much better than others but it's always worth the trip

  5. David Senior David Senior says:

    Extremely entertaining collection Like many others I was a Welsh obsessive as a mid 90s teenager many of the pieces collected here are welcome reminders of the thrill I experienced first reading him Only one 'The Rosewell Incident' is a misstep hated it back in '96ish when I first read it and it hasn't improved with age But the rest were gross vulgar energetic A delight

  6. Darrell Legg Darrell Legg says:

    Excellent collection of short stories Of course I Am Miami was my favorite

  7. Anna Anna says:

    ridiculous and super fun I read the whole thing on a plane trip from Durham to San Diego layover Kansas City I didn't even realize the christmas dinner story was about begbie but of COURSE it was i think i am miami was my favorite the whole collection starts off with a real bang with the fault on the line which is so over the top with the completely heinous unbelievable husband and father Also I realized that I missed deciphering the way Irvine Welsh sounds out all the words so you can really hear the characters

  8. Stargazer Stargazer says:

    How do people who are not Scottish or brought up in Scotland manage without a glossary? Some of the truncated rhyming slang would be impossible to guess eg the 'hampden' is hampden roar scotland's national football stadium and therefore means 'score' zorba zorba the greek 'seek' how some say the word 'sick' how someone would figure that out i cannot imagineGod i feel guilty whenever i laugh at something the psychos within say or do But you know the hampden with welch seek bastard that he is

  9. Chris Orme Chris Orme says:

    26100 2018 Reading ChallengeI am a sucker for my favourite authors plus even attempted unbiased interviews have bias creeping through This was a reread the highlights are definitely the Begbie story the Juice Terry one I tend to lean towards the returning characters Yet the rest are still enjoyable classic IW If you’re a big fan you can’t go wrong here

  10. William Foreignerski William Foreignerski says:

    It sometimes happens that story collections turn out to be a bit lumpy in the sense that the pieces not always complement each other smoothly This is one of those However each story on its own is great especially the first – what a masterpiece I have never laughed so much about such a tragic event It’s all in how you tell it

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Reheated Cabbage Hilarious shocking and hugely entertaining Reheated Cabbage has all the classic Irvine Welsh ingredientsIn Reheated Cabbage you can enjoy Christmas dinner with Begbie and discover how aliens addicted to Embassy Regal have Midlothian under surveillance You will meet a husband who values a televised Hibs v Hearts game than his wife's life and see two guys fighting over a beautiful girl agree after a few pills and pints of lager that their friendship is actually important And you will be delighted to welcome back 'Juice' Terry Lawson and to watch what happens when he meets his old nemesis under the strobe lights of a Miami Beach nightclub'The stories combine sly humour with the tang of lived experience It makes for a terrific collection showcasing a writer whohas blossomed into one of the most distinctive and distinguished observers of British life' Sunday Telegraph

About the Author: Irvine Welsh

Probably most famous for his gritty depiction of a gang of Scottish Heroin addicts Trainspotting 1993 Welsh focuses on the darker side of human nature and drug use All of his novels are set in his native Scotland and filled with anti heroes small time crooks and hooligans Welsh manages however to imbue these characters with a sad humanity that makes them likable despite their obvious scumb