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The "Rotters' Club"
The "Rotters' Club"
by Jonathan Coe
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting, 26 Oct 2006
This review is from: The "Rotters' Club" (Paperback)
You know how you pick up a book with expectation for the type of read it's going to be...well this one was very much a tony parsons/nick hornby oh-so-familiar stroll down memory lane for 40-somethings like me with a few laughs at our own expense and taste in music/food/clothes etc with just a little love interest thrown in.

But it wasn't like that at all...it was darker, deeper, the comedy stifled and no mention of slade...quite what it was - other a nasty poke in the thick hide of horrendously dull, self obsessed adolscents - I have no idea. Perhaps this book sums up being young in the 1970s all too well...but prefer my air-brushed memories.


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