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.