A Decent Ride
Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction
A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, âe~Juiceâe(tm) Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane âe~Bawbagâe(tm)?
Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison?
Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker?
And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live withoutâe¦ A DECENT RIDE?
A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, âe~Juiceâe(tm) Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey.
In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler âe" a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent âe"and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpyâe¦
How important is a decent ride? Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2015 and Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year Award 2015.
Irvine Welsh is the author of ten previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.