Trainspotting - Kicking Again: The First Shag in Ages Summary & Analysis

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Kicking Again: The First Shag in Ages Summary

This chapter is told in the third person but focuses primarily on Renton. He is again off heroin and at a club with Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud. They are all drunk and hooped up on ecstasy, and Sick Boy has spent much of the day having sex with two American women in their Edinburgh hotel room. Renton is sick and tired of hearing about the threesome; since coming off heroin he has regained his sex drive. He is disgusted to see that even Begbie has made off with a woman. As Spud and Renton sit together in the club, Renton expounds on a drug-fuelled screed against his brother's involvement in military actions in Ulster. He also states outright that nights like this make him want a hit.

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