The Acid House - The Shooter and Eurotrash Summary & Analysis

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The Shooter and Eurotrash Summary

The Acid House is a collection of short stories and a novella by Irvine Welsh, a Scottish writer who first came to the attention of U.S. readers as the author of Trainspotting, from which a popular film was made. The gritty realism of Welsh's style is evident in the first story of the collection, "The Shooter." The story's narrator, Jock, has dinner at the home of his friend Gary. The meal is cooked by Gary's good-looking wife, Marge. Their young daughter, Lisa, does not like the food, and Gary becomes unnervingly angry at the child. Gary has just gotten out of prison. After dinner, he announces that he and Jock have business to discuss. Marge pleads with them, especially with Jock, not to do anything illegal, because Gary has promised to go straight. They go to a pub, where they...

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