Filth

Filth Suitable only for persons of strong constitution Contains Drug usePerversionMurderCorruptionSexismRacismLaw EnforcementAnd a tapeworm

  • Title: Filth
  • Author: Irvine Welsh
  • ISBN: 9780099583837
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suitable only for persons of strong constitution.Contains Drug usePerversionMurderCorruptionSexismRacismLaw EnforcementAnd a tapeworm

    One thought on “Filth”

    1. The ending, the damn ending to the book.It’s been like five years since I last cried with a book, I actually had to step out of the office (I started reading the book on the bus ride to work, I had 20~ pages to go when I arrived and I sure as hell wasn't going to stop reading) and to the bathroom to try and cool myself down (view spoiler)[when I read the last two pages(hide spoiler)].The book is disgusting in every imaginable way, but it somehow keeps you going. Even though the situations he p [...]

    2. 3.5 stars“One of my mottoes aboot the job is: better you wasting some cunt else’s time than some cunt wasting your time.”- D.S. Bruce Robertson* * *“In a sense we are together because nothing, space, time, distance whatever, can break the delicious communion between us.”- Carole

    3. I'm so glad I listen to my friend's book recommendations sometimes'FILTH' is the story of Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, and the first thing you should know about him is that he's a complete and utter Bastard.During the build up to Christmas the race is on for the much desired Detective Inspector position and Bruce is adamant that he is going to be the one. Now if that means he's got to: lie, cheat, steal, manipulate and back-stab his way there, then you can safely bet that he will. The med [...]

    4. Io non ho parole. Questo romanzo è stato veramente un trauma. Si sa che Welsh affronta dei temi particolarmente delicati (droga, problemi psichici), e che dalla sua penna escono personaggi discutibili, ma il Sergente Bruce Robertson è un personaggio MOLTO particolare, per non dire estremo. In lui si racchiude la più completa immoralità e crudeltà. Il suo essere così lercio (in tutti i sensi), così disgustoso è così impressionante che ti repelle.Tuttavia io non l'ho odiato. Sembra strano [...]

    5. "Same rules apply." I needed a book I could finally rate 5 stars. As many said before me the book perfectly corresponds to the title; filth. There is nothing I've read before that so perfectly illustrates utter and complete burn out. Our protagonist, Bruce is a cop whose life is in ruins, his wife left him, he drinks, takes drugs and fucks whores, on top of that there is eczema all over his privates and a tapeworm in his guts.Reading this is like fast forwarding on a nightmare where the same ele [...]

    6. Absolutely my favorite Welsh read.I loved the humor and Bruce was so relateable(to me and my type of humor) but sort of over-the-top in his slurs towards many controvercial subjects which only made me giggle,tsk and shake my head.He thought many of the things people would never admit to thinking in their own heads so they just right off the book as its namesake and dont read any further. But I loved the shocking twist and its completely original narrative style. And how Bruce and the tapeworm sl [...]

    7. فيديو ريفيو الرواية: youtube/watch?v=IrtniIt's my first Irvine Welsh read and I'm sure it's the last. This is a novel about Bruce Robertson, an officer who embodies everything that's bad, he mistreats and uses everyone around him in the worst ways. Put that on the side, he's got a worm growing inside him, and we see him changing and "interacting" with that worm. Both the beginning and the ending were great, which I thoroughly enjoyed despite the accent which was extremely hard f [...]

    8. I have never been so glad to finish a book. Great writer, and I found bits of it funny, but my overriding impression of the whole experience of reading it, was one of deep depression!I am glad to say that I will never have to do that again!!!

    9. There are several reasons why I will never forget this book. The main reason is Bruce Robertson, the main character of "Filth".Bruce Robertson is a Police Investigator in Edinburgh. He's also, in every sense of the word, the WORST human being you can imagine. He's depraved, completely void of morality, racist, and worst of all, believes in what he does. Reading this book actually makes you fearful that there are people out there like this in positions of power. His actions are awe-inducing in th [...]

    10. A few years back I was watching some pissed off religious zealot going all loony on TV because gays were having their little pride parade (oh, the horror!) and proposing they should all be sent to the desert or be given a country - Australia, he suggested (!!) - to inhabit. Maybe I should have been outraged, but I couldn't stop laughing to tears at the poor ignorant fool and his unbelievable stupidity. Some people are so deranged, you just can't take them seriously.My reaction to Bruce Robertson [...]

    11. A good book, following the exploits of the world's second worst police officer through the things he does.Unfortunately the main character is so difficult to relate to (he does the most awful things for no reason other than he can/wants to, and I can't understand that) that by the time of his trip to Amsterdam you're left numb. The constant series of horrors (which are entertaining and shocking to begin with) become something that you are accustomed to, the horror you were feeling at his physica [...]

    12. Welsh: farts are stinky tee heeSOMEONE GIVE THAT MAN A CAREER!!For a misogynist you can root for, try The Book of Dave. Self doesn't consider compassion something you can switch on and off when it's convenient to your plot. Point. Also his books have more than one plot point.

    13. This is a review I wrote for the stage version of Filth, starring Tam Dean Burn, at the time he was the only man ever to play the role. It says almost everything I want to say about the book, so I thought it was worth reproducing here. Enjoy: Imagine the best thing you’ve ever done; imagine the most energy you’ve ever expended; imagine the ultimate expression of your greatest skill: now multiply that by a one hundred and it’s a good bet you still won’t even come close to the level of Tam [...]

    14. *Edit* I haven't been able to get this book out of my head, which is something that not a lot of books can claim to do to me, so I'm changing my rating to Five Stars, but keeping the review as is. 4.75 / 5 (if you can finish it)This novel took two attempts to read it and several years, plus the release of the movie, to successfully restart and complete it.Filth was the most roller-coaster-like novel I have ever read. It is written with two perspectives, though Bruce Robertson's is the dominant o [...]

    15. I love Irvine Welsh. I loved this novel, but I can see why some people might not like it so much. It is very, very ugly. The main character reminds me a great deal of my Dad. Well my Dad wasn't a corrupt cop, he was a lawyer, but he always struggled with his working class background and wanting to leave it behind. Telling you the most brilliant thing about this novel would spoil the whole thing. So I will only say this: Welsh presents the main character in a very complex way, and he is not a lik [...]

    16. Mislim da je ovo najbolja stvar koju sam do sad pročitala od Welsha.Glavni lik je sve što jedan policajac ne bi trebao biti: rasist, seksist, alkoholičar, ovisan o kokainu , čudnih seksualnih sklonosti i općenito osoba u kojoj ima jako malo morala. Iako je radnja pomalo usporena i razvučena, ne smeta, jer sa svakom novom stranicom Bruce pada sve niže i sve se više otkriva koji je njegov glavni problem zapravo (a to otkriva trakavica, glista koja se nalazi u njegovim crijevima). I onda ta [...]

    17. actually it's 4,5 stars but 4 would be a disservice anyways very vulgar obscene clever fascinating and pure gross - not a treat for everyone but I don't know why I really liked the anti - hero laughed at his pathetic schemes and jokes and couldn't put the book down. it's not 5 stars since the tapeworm trick was kinda below the expectations and the plot itself was quite simple and not that originalill, it was so much fun!

    18. Can you say "Gimmick"? This book was all about gimmicks, and shock-value for shock-value's sake. Which frankly isn't all that interesting to me, especially for three-hundred-odd pages. The main character that Welsh creates is, as the title suggests, utter filth. Racist, sexist, coke-addled, perverted, etc etc etc. The etc's just keep going. Alright already, you don't have to beat us over the head with it. Oh, I guess you do. The gimmick of having part of the story narrated by Main Character's ta [...]

    19. Irvine Welsh is a freak.If I have to sum up the experience of reading this book in a word, it would be ‘Whirlpool’. Like an object swirling into its abyss, the characters in this novel are sucked into a whirlpool named “Bruce Robertson” and delve deeper into its grip with each page turn. If you are indifferent about this book, you might find a lot of its content repetitive but Irvine Welsh cuts right through a lot of pages with the ferociousness of Edgar Wright montages while unwrapping [...]

    20. So delicously revolting. Welsh is at his best, here. The metaphor is spot on. The dynamic narrative device is shocking and perfect. Bruce Robertson is a nasty, nasty piece of work, making Francis Begbie look positively choirboy-like in comparison. The twist, when it comes (and that's not a spoiler--it's Welsh, so you knew there would be one) is shocking and yet fits so perfectly all at the same time that it seems to have been crystal clear from the beginning. Not for the faint of heart, but if y [...]

    21. Mi-a plăcut la nebunie cartea asta, iar finalul m-a zăpăcit complet. Cred că tocmai am descoperit un nou autor preferat. Jeg are de toate. Sex, suferință, droguri, parvenitism, vise spulberate. Ai crede că nu poți empatiza cu așa un personaj, dar te înșeli amarnic. Cu toții avem un pic de Bruce în noi.Din păcate, am văzut și filmul imediat după ce am terminat lectura și m-a dezamăgit teribil. Dacă îl vedeți înainte de a citi cartea, nu-l lăsați să vă inluențeze. E doa [...]

    22. Those of us that can understand the language and Scottish dialect and actually finished this book know that is is superb. It is dark and not everyone's cup of tea, but I am glad that I read it and it will stay with me.

    23. El retrato de la decadencia de un hombre consumido por sus propios demonios, con el hilarante humor negro que caracteriza a Welsh, definitivamente no recomendable para público sensible.

    24. 'Filth' sucks you deep into the disturbed, poetic, perverted, brilliant and fevered brain of Detective Sargent Bruce 'Robbo' Robertson. Bruce is in line for a big promotion to DI, and will stop at nothing to get it. Eliminating the competition with psychopathic precision, whilst indulging in his own sordid urges (booze, sex, cocaine and a bit of the old ultraviolence), it seems hard to make this character relatable or even that likeable. However, through Welsh's horrific but poignant stream-of-c [...]

    25. "Filth," by Irivine Welsh certainly lived up to its name. Pretty filthy, in several ways the word can be used, from beginning to end.It's told in first person by the main character, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of the Leith Police, who's approaching middle age and is one of the detectives competing for the single available promotion to Detective Inspector. He feels he's entitled to it because he gave up a few years of rank by working in Australia when his wife Carole wanted to live near he [...]

    26. Об отзыве я начал думать еще за три дня до прочтения, в голове все время крутилось слово "сумбур", но концовка заставила изменить мнение, это очень структурирование произведение, есть начало и конец, довольно жесткий, но наверно автор решил что герою так будет легче, чтобы вс [...]

    27. This has echoes of Martin Amis's "Money" in it's presentation of a truly vile lead character: Bruce Robertson, is a scheming,racist, sexist and bigoted Detective Sergeant, investigating the murder of a black man outside a nightclub. Not that he has much time for solving crime; the constant bouts of: heavy drinking, porn, cocaine abuse, skiving work and his serial philandering occupy most of this. But, this is Welsh and you wouldn't expect deities and social heirs and graces.There's plenty of twi [...]

    28. Wow, the book definitely lives up to it's title "Filth"! Detective Sgt. Bruce Robertson is one despicable bastard! He takes drugs, abuses his police power, is addicted to pornography, takes bribes, masterbates compulsively, is a sex fiend, has a nasty bit of eczema below the belt & has a tapeworm in his gut! D.S. Robertson is a filthy human being, he back stabs his friends & co-workers, tells extremely harmful and deceitful lies to women to sleep with them and he stinks "literally"! Once [...]

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