Some sociological retrospective of conditioning of working class and culture can be read between the lines. However, the paths of the boys depart in their twenties illustrating, if you like, recently found trends of individualism in modern life. Some facts of life remain untouched as music changes from punk to techno and intoxicants from beer to E.
The book features also short visits by the anti-heroes of Trainspotting. I am just waiting for the next episode for Welsh should collect all these characters and events together in pretty much same fashion as Gilbert Hernandez did with Palomar.