No smilies, no avatars, no flashing gifs. Just discuss the issues of the day, from last night's telly via football to science or philosophy.
Started by SheikYerbouti on Nov 16, 2018 4:07:03 PM
Brexit: The Novel
Previous
|
Next
|
Top
|
Bottom
crackfox - 16 Nov 2018 16:21:16 (#1 of 10)

Apart from What A Carve Up I've found most of Jonathan Coe's state-of-the-nation novels a bit heavy handed and obvious. This one's getting good reviews, but I'm not sure I trust them.

SheikYerbouti - 16 Nov 2018 16:23:04 (#2 of 10)

The middle market like heavy handed and obvious, though, especially on a subject like this!

breakfast - 16 Nov 2018 16:55:13 (#3 of 10)

You can also go and see People Like Us, a Brexit play by Julie Burchill.

SheikYerbouti - 16 Nov 2018 16:55:59 (#4 of 10)

True. Although I'm not sure I want to see people like Julie Burchill. Julie Burchill by herself is plenty.

CarlosFandango - 17 Nov 2018 01:38:38 (#5 of 10)

I was sure this would be a lapsed thread where we all get to write the novel.

52% sure anyway, so now we ALL HAVE TO DO IT NO MATTER HOW UNUTTERABLY SHIT

DesEsseintes - 17 Nov 2018 02:06:34 (#6 of 10)

I shall read it, all being well. I liked the others.

lapsedcat - 17 Nov 2018 07:26:30 (#7 of 10)

Heh, Carlos

Shadrack22 - 17 Nov 2018 08:18:59 (#8 of 10)

Sounds banal and obvious, like everything else by Coe.

carterbrandon - 22 Nov 2018 09:38:33 (#9 of 10)

Listening to it on R4. Just liking all the local references as an immigrant to Brum. And also the Shirley Collins. Been playing that album for so many years in a hipsterish 'you probably won't have heard of her...' way, and now she's having a moment with it.

thismorning - 25 Nov 2018 05:37:12 (#10 of 10)

If and only if Lapsed is one of the main characters would I venture forth into the soggy pages of such a novel. I just don't see it happening. Sorry Mum.

Previous
|
Next
|
Top
|
Bottom
Check Subscriptions
|
Home » Books