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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,588 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Coe Narrator: Colin Buchanan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set against the backdrop of the Millenium celebrations and Britain's increasingly compromised role in America's war against terrorism, The Closed Circle lifts the lid on an era in which politics and presentation, ideology and the media have become virtually indistinguishable. Darkly comic, hugely engaging, and compulsively readable, it is the much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Coe's best-selling novel The Rotters' Club, and reintroduces us to the characters first encountered in that book. But whereas The Rotters' Club was a novel of innocence, The Closed Circle is its opposite: a novel of experience. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/24/2014

    " I really liked this book, but found it less compelling than The Rotter's Club. I especially loved the story of Claire and Miriam, and thought that Claire's character and story were the highlights of the novel. Claire actually seemed so real to me that I can't stop thinking about her, several days after finishing the book. The Closed Circle was more sober than The Rotter's Club, which could have worked if the characters were more likeable. I was especially disappointed with the choices the author made about Benjamin's character - while I found him interesting and likeable in the first book, I thought he was insufferable in this one. I was also disappointed by the Malvina subplot - I thought her character was an unnecessary (and ultimately disturbing) distraction from the deeper and more complex themes of the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard | 1/23/2014

    " This is the follow on to the Rotter's Club. While I loved the Rotter's club, this book is, quite frankly, dull and tedious. It reads like a rather petty soap opera. Without giving any spoilers, the characters from the Rotter's club have all grown up and now they are facing day to day life as dysfunctional adults. They have affairs, get drunk, quit their jobs and so on. Overall it is quite depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Grim-Anal King | 1/18/2014

    " Good follow up to The Rotters' Club, poking fun at abominable New Labour. Not as vital as its predecessor for me since it didn't feature a barely disguised version of my secondary school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly | 1/15/2014

    " I genuinely enjoyed this book - I loved getting back to the characters that had been so well developed in The Rotter's Club - but I can honestly not imagine enjoying this book without reading the prequel. The loose ends this book tied up were all started in the previous book. Only a few of the new issues were concluded in a satisfying way (the whole premise of this book seemed to be wrapping up the last book... and if that's what it was meant to be, then fine, but the plot of this book was just a little weak). "

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