Irvine Welsh is up to the same old tricks in his “Porno,” the highly anticipated follow-up to “Trainspotting.” And this is precisely why we still love him. The frenetic, drug-fueled hijinks of his collection of individually flawed, but lovable characters never seem to get old. Chronicled in Welsh’s latest tale, are the latest schemes and scams of one Simon David Williamson, a.k.a “Sick Boy.” Ten years after he, Renton, Spud and Begbie parted ways in London, Sick Boy has grown weary of pimping and petty rip-off jobs. Coming into a bit of money, he heads back home to Leith to organize an assortment of entrepreneurial scams that will propel himself to porn-king status.

Paul Wong

Intricately interwoven into the primary plot line are the “catch-up” stories of a still heroin-addicted Spud, the sociopathic, revenge-driven Begbie and a cleaner, wiser Renton. Fans of last year’s “Glue” will also delight in the appearances of charismatic “Juice” Terry Lawson, cool Rab Birrell and a host of other cameos from Welsh’s other fine works. The introduction of Nikki Fuller-Smith, a calculating but insecure university student with porn star ambition

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