The Rotters' Club

by Jonathan Coe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0375713123 Global Overview for this book
Registered by stephen-1702 of Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on 4/5/2004
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by stephen-1702 from Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Monday, April 5, 2004
funny, warm, feel-good but not sentimental.

Journal Entry 2 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Got it today, thank you very much for sharing stephen-1702.

Journal Entry 3 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, September 1, 2006
Thanks again stephen-1702 for sharing.
I found this book to be a very accurate description of “growing up” in the 70’s. Also very funny, not in the laughing-out-loud way but in the constant-smile way.
It makes you read compulsively, not because of an amazing plot, but because you can identify yourself with many of the characters, it makes you wonder if you’d do it the same way or not, if faced with the same choices.
The continuous change of perspective is very refreshing and doesn’t allow you to ever get bored.

Journal Entry 4 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
My life in BC has the most amazing coincidences, one might even call it serendipity.
This book goes now to my BC X-mas secret friend.
We are connected in all sorts of ways and it's great.
Have a nice Easter!!!

Journal Entry 5 by PaiNatal from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Para onde irá este livro? Feliz Natal, ho ho ho...

Journal Entry 6 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, December 11, 2006
Wow! How funny! I almost can't believe it!!! Is this serendipity indeed or what?!!!...

(Adorei Kizmiaz, obrigada amigo!)

I wish I could start reading it as right now, bur it will have to climb Mt. TBR and be patient up there for a while, I'm afraid!

Journal Entry 7 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, January 13, 2007
I just couldn't get away from reading it for longer, so... it's done!
I'll have to get to "The Closed Circle" now...

I enjoyed myself quite a lot while reading this book. Growing up can really be complicated at times, but it also brings the greatest experiences you'll get in life. And I guess that's what this book is all about in the end, with a brilliant portrait of a time that I feel a bit like mine as well.

Thanks a lot Kizmiaz for the greatest Xmas present this year!

Journal Entry 8 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, December 10, 2021

Released 2 yrs ago (12/10/2021 UTC) at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal

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I always thought I would like to re-read this book at some point, but after so many years in my shelves, it's time to let go.
And now off it goes on another Xmas journey to a very special destination. One made of BC friedship and placed on a cosy, snowy, warm and cumfy environment. Perfect for Christmas time, I'd say.
I hope you like just as much as I did that many years ago... Have fun!

Journal Entry 9 by PaiNatal at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, December 11, 2021
After riding on Santa Claus' sleigh in 2006, this book is back to another ride in 2021! Who will get it this time:
HO HO HO! Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry 10 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Sunday, December 26, 2021
As children grow up, every passing year, in this cosy place (althought not snowy but foggy and rainy, as we all love) Xmas is more about togetherness than presents. So, this was the only present I had in my shoe placed under the fireplace.
Being sent by a good friend made it more special. Seeing now that it was passed before among close friends made me smile.
I'm so curious about this book that I want to start reading it right now. The only "problem" is that I'm reading onother one that is travelling on a bookring. So I'll be a good girl and wait. But it will be my next one.

Thanks girl. Hope we meet again next year.


Journal Entry 11 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
I ended reading this book a few weeks ago, but time has been short...
Liked very much the way its written, between short stories, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, giving various insights of the different characters.
Of course, I felt kind of deceived for not knowing the fate of Benjamim and Cicely, but I guess it's not hard to imagine.
Or I can always look for the Closed Circle, the sequel.

Journal Entry 12 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Monday, June 20, 2022
It seems that this book will continue being passed along friends
Hope you enjoy it.

And happy birthday!!

Journal Entry 13 by Pequete at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Thursday, August 25, 2022
It seems I forgot to write a JE in June, when I received this great surprise in hands, together with other treats!

Two months later, I've just finished reading it and I enjoyed it a lot, both for the way it portrays the seventies/eighties in the UK and the coming of age stories of group of Birmingham school kids, not so different from that of kids anywhere else, I guess.

Here and there, the narration dragged a bit and I don’t think the opening and closing of the book added a lot to the story – basically, the children of two of the main characters meet up by chance and start telling each other the story of their parents and friends, which is what actually makes up the core of the book. Other than this, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and nostalgic read.

Thank you very much, irus.

The book is now available for other readers.

Journal Entry 14 by Pequete at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/11/2024 UTC) at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal

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Seguiu hoje em RABCK para o Árvores, em comemoração dos meus 20 anos de Bookcrossing. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by wingarvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Arrived today, together with a friend.
Thanks for sharing, Pequete. And congrats on your 20th BC anniversary! 🥂

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