The Rotters’ Club focuses on the teenage years of Benjamin Trotter growing up in Birmingham in the 1970s and the impact of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings and was adapted for television.
This was first published almost 20 years ago – doesn’t time fly – and follows the up-turning fortunes of the Winshaw family as they take to the murky waters of Thatcherism and unregulated capitalism in their pursuit of money.
How do you think Coe’s anger and in places harrowing, but very funny satire of the excesses of 1980s and 1990s Britain stand the test of time? Let us know by leaving your comments and rating.
For those of you living close to Birmingham in the UK, Jonathan Coe will be talking about his new novel at the Birmingham Literature Festival on the 10th of October 2013.