Set against the backdrop of the Millenium celebrations and Britain's increasingly compromised role in America's war against terrorism, The Closed Circle
lifts the lid on an era in which politics and presentation, ideology and the media have become virtually indistinguishable. Darkly comic, hugely engaging, and compulsively readable, it is the much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Coe's best-selling novel The Rotters' Club
, and reintroduces us to the characters first encountered in that book. But whereas The Rotters' Club
was a novel of innocence, The Closed Circle
is its opposite: a novel of experience.
©2005 Jonathan Coe; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.