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Rotters' Club, the (2001) [Novel]
by Jonathan Coe Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Birmingham, England, c. 1973: industrial strikes, bad pop music, corrosive class warfare, adolescent angst, IRA bombings. Four friends: a class clown who stoops very low for a laugh; a confused artist enthralled by guitar rock; an earnest radical with socialist leanings; and a quiet dreamer obsessed with poetry, God, and the prettiest girl in school. As the world appears to self-destruct around them, they hold together to navigate the choppy waters of a decidedly ambiguous decade.
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Original title: The Rotters' Club
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Rotters' Club, the

Rotters' Club, the (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Very funny...a compulsive and gripping read. Coe has achieved that rare feat: a novel stuffed with characters you really care for" The Times
  • "Benjamin Trotter is so touchingly real, ordinary, confused, ambitious, scared of the world and in love with the world, that his subtle complexities drew out of me a degree of affection that I haven't felt towards a fictional character for a long time...The Rotters' Club is a book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends" William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday
  • "One of those sweeping, ambitious yet hugely readable, moving and richly comic novels that you find all too rarely in English fiction...a masterpiece" Daily Telegraph
  • "Wonderful storytelling. It took me back to the 70s. And left me there. Help." Paul Merton
  • "The most enjoyable novel about growing up I've read for a long time" Jeremy Paxman
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Manifested in:

Rotters' Club, the (February 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375713123
Dimensions: 5.22 x 7.98 x .91 in
Pages: 432

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