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What a Carve Up!
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(in america: the winshaw legacy) Jonathan Coe is an author commonly cited as the best currently publishin…more

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Blair
Jan 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Black comedy at its finest and a perfect introduction to Jonathan Coe's style. Genuinely harrowing in places (I don't think I will EVER forget the chapter focused on Dorothy) but this is an excellent, effectively told, gripping and funny story - and I loved Michael.
Jasmine
Oct 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Normally if I don't enjoy a book that someone recommends me I assume that I must be missing something, they like it there must be something great about it.

I don't feel that way about this book. Even though nick hornby says coe is the greatest modern writer and Karen said this was his best book. I am not saying this book is bad, it isn't. It just didn't strike me as horribly amazing. What was great were both endings in the novel. Coe really starts to figure out what people like me want to read w
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Simon
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very funny and very good. Would have given it 5 stars, but the organizing device of the film, especially with the prominence given to it at the end, was a little contrived and somehow cut against the tone of the book as a whole.
Erin
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've never understood the love for this book.
Kelly
Aug 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
Kinga
Jan 16, 2011 marked it as to-read
Meg
Jan 10, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jason
Jul 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sasha
Feb 02, 2015 marked it as to-read-unlimited
Michael
Aug 21, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Lucy
Jan 17, 2010 marked it as to-read
Brandon Petry
Jul 05, 2009 marked it as want
Kristin
Jul 16, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-get-read
Michelle
May 14, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Viktoriya
Apr 14, 2017 marked it as to-read
Jill
Jan 29, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Navi
Oct 30, 2014 marked it as 1001-books-to-read
Shelves: british-lit
Jason
Apr 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction, humor, own
Lori
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lori
Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Kathrina
Feb 15, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition