Number 11
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Published By Viking
ISBN : 9780670923793
Category : Fiction
Format : Hardback
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Coe is back doing what he does best. Number 11 is a baroquely plotted, densely allusive, heart-on-his-sleeve, state-of-the-nation satire, an angry and exuberant book....Coe is not just back, but back on top form (Sunday Times) You can't stop reading....I was haunted for days (The Independent) Jonathan Coe has established himself as one of the most entertaining chroniclers of our times. . . He has an enviable lightness of touch and is brilliant at portraying the lunacy of our time, when bankers need iceberg houses and their neighbours need food banks. He is often satirical, always compassionate. (Tatler) Coe's prose is always a delight...hugely enjoyable (Daily Mail) He brings us the usual high quotient of jokes, emotional engagement with the characters and commitment to old-school storytelling, complete with narrative twists and thrilling set pieces (The Daily Telegraph) An incredibly Dickensian novel...it articulates all kinds of themes that will make the reader feel very angry...I enjoyed it hugely and read it pretty much in a single sitting. Whenever there was an interruption I felt really angry and you can't really ask more from a novel than that...Really satisfying (Tom Holland, BBC Radio 4) Jonathan Coe rips into modern celebrity culture and the decadent lives of the super-rich in hs latest satire (Good Housekeeping) A restlessness would overtake me when I was separated from the book (Kit Davis, BBC Radio 4) No modern novelist is better at charting the precariousness of middle-class life (The Observer) Coe creeps up stealthily, delivering a book bursting with narrative coups and delicious ironies. Presenting a picture of an ailing country close to collapse, despite the apparent health suggested by its millionaires' mansions and its confidently callous politicians, the book scares rather than laughs us into calling for reform (Literary Review) Coe intriguingly depicts the social grievances of modern Britain (Metro) My first Jonathan Coe book but it won't be the last...gloriously insane...It takes you into another space and time....Very beautiful (Kerry Shale, BBC Radio 4) Richly textured (Esquire) It's dispiriting that, for a country that prides itself on its sense of humour, Coe has not been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.....Read Number 11 to see what an odd country Britain has become (T2) The country needs Number 11....[Coe's] take-down of modern Britain proves he's still the UK's premiere national lampoon (Stylist) Number 11 is undoubtedly a political novel. It is also an interrogation of the purposes and efficacy of humour in exposing society's ills (Guardian)Jonathan Coe is the author of eleven novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rotters' Club. His most recent novel is Number 11.



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