The Rotters' Club


The Rotters' Club is a 2001 novel by British author Jonathan Coe, set in Birmingham during the 1970s, and inspired by the author's experiences at King Edward's School, Birmingham. The title is taken from the album The Rotters' Club by experimental rock band Hatfield and the North.[1] The book was followed by two sequels.

The book appears to hold the record for the longest sentence in English literature. It contains a sentence of 13,955 words. The Rotters' Club was inspired by Bohumil Hrabal's Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age: a Czech language novel that consisted of one great sentence.[2]

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