For example, Spud will refer to people internally as "cats" (Begbie is a jungle cat, while he himself is a house cat), and Sick Boy will occasionally entertain an inner-dialogue between himself and Sean Connery.
Chapters narrated by Renton are written with Scots dialogue terms spelled phonetically, which conveys the character's accent and use of Scots, while Davie's chapters ("Bad Blood", "Traditional Sunday Breakfast") are narrated in Scottish English with dialogue appearing phonetically.
Trainspotting is the first novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, first published in 1993.
It takes the form of a collection of short stories, written in either Scots, Scottish English or British English, revolving around various residents of Leith, Edinburgh who either use heroin, are friends of the core group of heroin users, or engage in destructive activities that are implicitly portrayed as addictions that serve the same function as heroin addiction.
She initially feigns indifference but then breaks down without even realising it.
It is also revealed that Mark had a catatonic younger brother who died several years before.
Mark initially makes an attempt to come off heroin by acquiring a bare room and all the things he will require when coming down.
When withdrawal begins to set in however, he resolves to get another hit to ease the decline.
This goes along with the original, which was little more than an excuse to bask in the coolness of the Rat Pack.
Unable to find any heroin, he acquires opium suppositories which, after a heavy bout of diarrhea, he must recover from a public toilet (a notable scene recreated for the film--"The Worst public Toilet in Scotland") showing just how far a junkie will go for a hit (punctuated by the fact that he had to put up with Mikey Forrester to get them, a dealer he loathes). Simon attempts to pick up girls while being annoyed by Mark, who wants to watch videos.
Sick Boy loses Renton and launches into an internal self-glorifying, nihilistic diatribe.
Second Prize attacks a man who had been laughing at the scene earlier, demanding, "It's a big joke tae you, eh?
" While the couple slips out unnoticed, Tommy and Second Prize find themselves taking the blame for the whole affair from the pub locals.
Other chapters are written from a third-person omniscient stance (in Standard English) to cover the actions and thoughts of different characters simultaneously.