Saturday, August 21, 2004

Rotters revisited

I loved Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club (I'd read all his previous novels, but this one is by far the best), and am now on the lookout for a copy of his sequel, The Closed Circle. RC is the funniest and saddest book you will ever read--it features a great sad moment in literature roughly commensurate with the moment in Tom Stoppard's Jumpers when the protagonist realizes that he has inadvertently killed two philosophical household pets...

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