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The Rotters' Club (Penguin Ink) Paperback – 4 Aug 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; PENGUIN INK edition (4 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241954592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241954591
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 961,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He is the author of eight bestselling novels, including What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, and a biography of the novelist B. S. Johnson. He lives in London.


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This edition is part of a series where the covers are designed by tattoo 'artists' utterly ghastly and unrelated to the contents, So I dropped it down a star. I would agree with most of the other 2 reviews on the story itself, though I found it funnier than they seemed to and have ordered the sequel to see what Coe's take on the Nineties is.
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Coe conveys quite a good "rites of passage" scenario, although all the teenagers did tend to merge into one another, and it did not seem worth bothering going back 50 pages all the time to remind oneself who they were.
A couple of nice moments of shock, a decent feel for era and place, but hardly memorable stuff, sadly
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I remember this being quite a good TV series a few years ago, but it's not a great book. It's a light and vaguely humorous read, but it's not particularly gripping - the characters and scenarios are predictable and yet somehow unlikely, and though Coe captures a lot of the seventies' politics and culture, he does so awkwardly at times, shoving topical references and viewpoints into the plot almost for the sake of it. The humour sometimes falls flat too, with anecdotes that would be mildly entertaining in a biography, but are cringeworthy as fiction. However, enough of the moaning, this book was alright, and I probably would have enjoyed it more had I not known the ending from the TV adaptation. Coe adopts an interesting variety of techniques too, using letters, diaries and articles to spice up the narrative, which overall, he does successfully. The book also covers several years in many characters' lives, weaving together sub-plots without it feeling too strained; this command of structure is the redeeming feature of The Rotters Club despite lots of bum notes.
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