The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
First edition
AuthorIrvine Welsh
Published2014 (Jonathan Cape)
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins is the ninth novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, published in May 2014.

Similarities have been drawn between this book and Welsh's first novel, Trainspotting. Elena Seymenliyska of The Daily Telegraph wrote, "It's a bit like his debut, Trainspotting (1993), only instead of the tenements of Leith, we're in the condos of Miami Beach. And in place of heroin addicts, alcoholics and violent psychos, here we have fitness instructors, poseurs – and violent psychos."[1]

The Guardian published a review of the book on 8 May 2014. In the review Sandra Newman takes issue with the lead character: "The pleasure of the book is spoiled by a radically misjudged narrator."[2] Welsh's novel received a much more positive review from David Pollock, published in The Independent on 24 April 2014.[3]


  1. ^ Seymenliyska, Elena (10 June 2014). "The-Sex-Lives-of-Siamese-Twins-by-Irvine-Welsh-review-rough-and-ready". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  2. ^ Newman, Sandra (8 May 2014). "sex-lives-of-siamese-twins-irvine-welsh-review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  3. ^ Pollock, David (24 April 2014). "The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh, book review: This new novel is a return to top form for the 'Trainspotting' author". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-08-07.

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