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0670923796
Hardback:Number 11, or, Tales that witness madness / Jonathan Coe:2015 Number 11, or, Tales that witness madness / Jonathan Coe
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Author: Coe, Jonathan
Year: 2015
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Viking, 2015
ISBN: 0670923796 9780670923793 9780670923809
Control number 0670923796
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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 all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now.
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Satire, lcsh
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Paperback:Number 11, or, Tales that witness madness:2016
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A social commentary on life today, what could be considered five short stories tenuously linked by the Number 11 and characters popping up in each story forming a network of connections between them. Starting with the effect the death of David Kelly has on a young girl, the effects of that war, to reality TV and the comedic policeman. The divide between those needing foodbanks and those living in Kensington converting their basements to cinemas and swimming pools just because they can. The final story lost me and the ending was odd but a an interesting look at modern life.
03/07/16
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Telford
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