Literary hard man content to mark time

IF YOU LIKED SCHOOL, YOU’LL LOVE WORK: By Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, €16

14th July, 2007

IF YOU LIKED SCHOOL, YOU’LL LOVE WORK: By Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, €16.

The prince of literary shock tactics has chosen to place himself in unfamiliar terrain with this latest collection o fiction.

Three of its four short stories are set in the US, the other in the Canary Islands, with only the closing novella taking us back to Welsh’s normal milieu of eastern Scotland.

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