The Acid House

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The Acid House
First edition
Author Irvine Welsh
Country Scotland
Language English, Scots
Genre Short stories
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 304 pp
ISBN 0-224-03685-8
OCLC 32467731

The Acid House is a 1994 book by Irvine Welsh,[1] later made into a film of the same name.[2] It is a collection of short stories, with each story (3–20 pages) featuring a new set of characters and scenarios.


The Shooter
Stoke Newington Blues
Vat '96
A Soft Touch
The Last Resort On The Adriatic
Sexual Disaster Quartet
A Blockage In The System
Wayne Foster
Where the Debris Meets the Sea
Granny's Old Junk
The House of John Deaf
Across the Hall
Lisa's Mum Meets the Queen Mum
The Two Philosophers
Disnae Matter
The Granton Star Cause
Snowman Building Parts for Rico the Squirrel
Sport For All
The Acid House
A Smart Cunt (A Novella)

Film adaptation[edit]

The 1998 film, The Acid House, directed by Paul McGuigan, dramatizes three stories from the book - The Granton Star Cause, A Soft Touch, and The Acid House.


  1. ^ Birch, Helen (16 April 1994). "Meeting God down the pub: The Acid House - Irvine Welsh". The Independent (Independent Print Limited). Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Ford, Matt (11 September 2013). "Irvine Welsh: The 'unfilmable' Filth finally makes it to the big screen". The Independent (Independent Print Limited). Retrieved 26 July 2014.