Crime: A Nove | Irvine Welsh | Talks at Google | Summary and Q&A

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September 30, 2008
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TL;DR

Irvin Walsh discusses his novel Crime, which follows a Scottish cop investigating a harrowing case of sexual abuse in America.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the main focus of the book Crime?

The book focuses on Real Lenox, a Scottish cop investigating cases of sexual abuse in Edinburgh.

Q: Why did the author choose to set the book in America?

The author wanted to explore the themes of child abuse without directly addressing the issues in Ireland. Miami, with its diverse and lawless culture, provided a suitable backdrop for the story.

Q: Is there a film adaptation of the book Porno in the works?

While there have been discussions about a film adaptation, the lack of a script has prevented any progress. The author plans to work on a script with John Hodge and Andrew McDonald in the future.

Q: Will there be a prequel to Trainspotting?

The author is considering revisiting the earlier parts of Trainspotting, which were initially discarded. The prequel will delve into the family dynamics of the characters and their descent into addiction.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The protagonist, Real Lenox, is a Scottish cop investigating cases of sexual abuse in Edinburgh.

  • Lenox experiences a mental breakdown and travels to Miami to plan his wedding with his fiancee.

  • Lenox reunites with an old retired Scottish cop, Ginger Rogers, and they embark on a trip to drink and bond over old times.

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