Monday, February 09, 2015

Irvine Welsh's six favorite books that explore human duality

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins.

One of his six favorite books that explore human duality, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Fighter by Craig Davidson

Davidson, who's one of my favorites, writes beautifully about a damaged masculinity: brutal yet vulnerable. He creates two fascinating characters in Rob Tully, a poor but talented young boxer, and Paul Harris, a spoiled, entitled wimp. Both use boxing as a route to self-improvement and self-respect, with devastating consequences.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 99 Test: The Fighter.

--Marshal Zeringue