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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
11 A WEEK IN DECEMBER SEBASTIAN FAULKS A Week in December diagnoses Britain's current problems, from the complexity of multicultural high streets to the Global Financial Crisis. Faulks assembles a variety of characters -- financier, barrister, entrepreneur, Member of Parliament, suicide bomber and the glitterati of society. The black humour and biting satire of this book have caused some critics to compare it with Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities. The book has everything -- character assassinations, exposure of modern villains (bankers) and politically incorrect comments on Islam. Faulks himself has described his latest book as a comment on society's 'detachment from reality'. 'A Week in December diagnoses Britain's current problems'