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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 I felt so despondent when I finished this book that I literally lay on my bed in the dark in a state of what I can only describe as existential despair thinking well what do I do now That was how much I enjoyed it so much that I felt distraught when I knew it was overCompletely addictive – and what a fantastic return to form after the lacklustre Expo 58 I read this at breakneck speed barely able to tear myself away from it It tells interconnected stories that revolve around two women Rachel and Alison childhood friends whose lives go in very different directions after what might be a life changing encounter with the 'Mad Bird Woman' when they're both ten years old It's also a very loose seuel to Coe's What a Carve Up and makes numerous callbacks to that novel but you don't need to have read What a Carve Up to enjoy it Politicalsocial commentary mingles with satire mystery and a touch of horror My favourite section was 'The Crystal Garden' which tells of a man's obsessive search for a magical film he watched as a boy

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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 book is a fierce criticism of modern society with its absurdity It's tragic and comic at the same timeIn the short stories that come up with the books Coe faces different themes and heats different literary genres It's however a uick reading

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Read ePub · Number 11 Paperback ☆ [Reading] ➺ Number 11 By Jonathan Coe – 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 about the hundreds of tiThis 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