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Ben Elton Collection: Gridlock, Chart Throb and Blind Faith [Kindle Edition]

Ben Elton
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Gridlock



Too many cars and not enough space equals gridlock.



Gridlock is when a city dies.



Killed in the name of freedom. Killed in the name of oil and steel. Choked on carbon monoxide and strangled with a pair of fluffy dice.



How did it come to this? How did the ultimate freedom machine end up paralysing us all? How did we end up driving to our own funeral, in somebody else's gravy train?



Deborah and Geoffrey know, but they have transport problems of their own, and anyway, whoever it was that murdered the city can just as easily murder them.




Chart Throb



Chart Throb The ultimate pop quest.



Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner.


And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show.



Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex - factors themselves.



Chart Throb. One winner. A whole bunch of losers




Blind Faith



Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where 'sharing' is valued above all, and privacy is considered a dangerous perversion.



Trafford wouldn't call himself a rebel, but he's daring to be different, to stand out from the crowd. In his own small ways, he wants to push against the system. But in this world, uniformity is everything. And even tiny defiances won't go unnoticed.



Ben Elton's dark, savagely comic novel imagines a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a sex-obsessed, utterly egocentric culture. In this world, nakedness is modesty, independent thought subversive, and ignorance is wisdom.



A chilling vision of what's to come?Or something rather closer to home?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1561 KB
  • Print Length: 852 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (1 Nov 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F53A34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time.

He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable (filmed as Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty.

He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Man From Auntie. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You.

He is married with three children.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Elton Collection 4 Jun 2012
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Purchased this after recommendation by a friend who said I would find very funny and indeed the initial reading has revealed the same. Only read part of the first book with 2 1/2 books still to go but am enjoying and finding very funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gridlock 14 Jun 2013
By Jessica hewson - Published on Amazon.com
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Gridlock is one you can't put down and it is completely irritating when you are interrupted. My favourite Elton book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Elton's fantastic, this edition's infuriating 7 Mar 2013
By Terry - Published on Amazon.com
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The books live up to Ben Elton's very high standards. But the publisher's lazily thrown together three files without spell-checking them.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection for Elton fans 22 Nov 2012
By Dan Munro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good mixture of humour and politics. Wish he had more stuff on kindle blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
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