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read reader ´ Number 11 ↠ ↠ ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Number 11 Author Jonathan Coe – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us allIt's about the legacy of war and the end of innocenceIt's about how comedy and po This is a novel InnocenceIt's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have wonIt's about how characters can make fools of us allIt's about living in a c This is a funny and mildly disturbing state of England and coming of age novel I’d only read one previous book by Coe Expo 58 an unrepresentative 1950s set comedy so this is a better example of his usual pattern multiple loosely linked storylines Here the theme is the absurdity of modern culture encompassing many aspects unjust wars the excesses of the uber rich the obsession with celebrity and suspicion and exclusion of those who are different from us The number 11 keeps popping up tooMy favorite parts were a Survivor type reality television show and a laughably over the top prize ceremony banuet At times I had trouble fitting all the pieces together in my mind which reduced the impact but overall it works The biting critiue never detracts from the characterization and the bizarre ending with its dip into fantasy is a delightful little jolt As Blair has mentioned there’s a brief reference to What a Carve Up that suggests this is a seuel but no knowledge of the previous book is necessaryInteresting to see that the US edition has been given a subtitle Or Tales That Witness MadnessRelated reading• Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy London’s uber rich• Capital by John Lanchester a kaleidoscopic state of England novel• Lost for Words by Edward St Aubyn comic discussion of a prize race

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This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us allIt's about the legacy of war and the end of Farce treats the improbable as probable the impossible as possible George Pierce BakerTrouble is it seems that nothing is impossible;Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary I went online to check the date of that appalling incident of the Chinese cockle pickers who died in Morecambe Bay it does play a role in Number 11 and found that someone wants to make it into a musicalAnd while a lot of the British press have gone into meltdown over the fact that a woman shaped human is now leading the country this particular piece of news disappeared Source NHS ended 2015 with the largest deficit in its history – three times last year’s We seem to be living in a post farce ageSo I have to admire Jonathan Coe for still having a go And at the same time posing some very pertinent uestions about how laughter at public figures might just remove some of the fully justified rage that we ought to feel at their callous disregard for the people whose interests they are supposed to represent And writing a damned enjoyable book at the same time

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Number 11Ity where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the streetIt is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best ­ showing us how we live no This was truly fantastic I'd forgotten uite how much I love Jonathan Coe's writing