Selected for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic fiction.
A devastating force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but it has the male star, the drug dealer, the gonzo-porn star and the taxi driver, Juice' Terry Lawson, who finally found his mate in Hurricane Bawbag'?
Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her lover, man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison?
Will you find out the true motives of the unscrupulous American businessman and reality TV star, Ronald Checker?
And, above all, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event that robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination with the game of golf help him live without the help of...
A DECENT TRIP?
A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back home, leaving us in the capable hands of one of her most convincing and popular characters, Juice' Terry Lawson, and introducing another tied to cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brains of a donkey.
In her funniest and dirtiest book to date, Irvine Welsh celebrates an unreconstructed misogynist con man, a central character who is brazen but also, curiously, decent and who finds new ways to do wild comedy with fantastically dark material, assuming some of the latest taboos.
So buckle up, because this is a ride that could certainly get a little bumpy...