Lord of the Flies – William Golding
This book has been on my “To read when I get around to it” list for an insane amount of time and finally read it. Well worth reading and definitely thought provoking. I’ve always been interested in sociology and how society’s function so I found the extreme example very interesting. The characters are all children but definitely not a child’s story.
Filth – Irvine Welsh
Started this after my success with Trainspotting. The dark story revolves around bent policeman Bruce Robertson up to his eyes in sex, deceit, violence and… well filth. Absolutely fantastic read. Every time you think you know where a twist is going it completely surprises you by going in a whole new direction. Bruce is the perfect character and you find yourself swinging rapidly between hating him and pitying him, often to the point where it doesn’t occur (or matter) that he is a fictional character.
Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
Watched the film a few years ago and as much as it creeps me the hell out: It’s a solid favourite. Got to admit for a while I struggled with everything being written in a Scottish accent but once you get used to reading it in your head in a Scottish accent it’s fine :) I thought that because I had seen the film first, it would spoil the book for me but it didn’t at all. Would definitely recommend :)