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4.0 out of 5 stars Keep The Faith
Blind Faith is set in the future, sometime after a flood came and wiped out half of humanity. Since then civilisation has been rebuilt upon a landscape of religious insanity. The rules at some point have been rewritten so that England is now being run by a collection of lunatic preachers who believe that everything happens for a reason--GOD'S reason. And everybody else...
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3.0 out of 5 stars a dark, dark dystopian satire
Purely by chance, I read this novel shortly after completing The Book Of Dave by Will Self. Both novels use an imagined dystopian future England, decimated after severe flooding covers half the country, for a satire about the state of the nation today. As both novels appeared around the same time, this is clearly a coincidence; both Self and Elton aim at many of the same...
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1.0 out of 5 stars elton's take on farenheit 451 and 1984, 18 Sept. 2011
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a real let down from ben elton. the book is set in the not so distant future which has been founded on reality tv. books are illegal and there is a big brother feel to the whole environment - saldy the story is really poor "a guy trys to go against the system...". ben elton has written some really runny books such as dead famous, cgart throb, high society etc. stick to those - this is awful...
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4.0 out of 5 stars very imaginative, 26 Mar. 2010
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Bought second hand while on holiday as was desparate for something to read for a long haul flight, glad I grabbed this! Bizzare yet very creative and imaginative, good vision of what our future could become. A little disappointed with the ending which was a bit too violent and graphic for my taste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Ben Elton, 16 Aug. 2010
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I loved Blind Faith, it seems so spot on and terrifying at the same time. I think everyone who uses facebook / Twitter / myspace excessively should read this and think hard! (Everyone who doesn't use these should enjoy feeling smug!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ben Elton book by a long streak, 6 July 2010
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I loved Elton in the 80s... then he sold out and I hated him... then I read this book and it is my favourite book in the whole world. I still have no respect for sell-out Ben but this book is excellent. A must read for everyone!
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3.0 out of 5 stars 1984 for the 21st Century, 5 Dec. 2007
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Ben Elton's unnecessary rewriting of 1984, updated for the 21st century (celeb culture, ipods, social networking), covers much the same ground as many of his recent books, where he has previously cast his wry, satirical gaze on reality TV, Friends Reunited and Pop Idol style shows. The cynicism is sometimes a little too transparent (we feel that Ben is talking directly to us about *his* views, rather than the characters) but it is still a fast paced, enjoyable enough romp.
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2.0 out of 5 stars 1984 crossed with logans run cross with pop idol, 5 Jun. 2010
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There are some interesting ideas in this book and is almost seems to be cherry picked from 1984 the excellent Orwell book, American Psycho and also bits here and there but with some black humor and much more swearing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what i was expecting !, 4 Jan. 2014
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After reading the brilliant book 'inconceivable' by Ben Elton i was expecting yet another fun, witty and another page turner. But i didn't feel this way about this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stop telling me what you think I need................, 9 Jan. 2009
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I loved the book and found it difficult to put it down.
As I was digesting it made me feel we are only a few years before we are the book..The Nanny state dictating our faith, adverts on every available space, the creation of disease the reliance on the golden arches and all of the top brands subtly cemented their image in our brains without our full knowledge..............if you hate the way the world is going.. you'll love it.. Thats it Im off to Macdonalds

Shaun - MK
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1.0 out of 5 stars Elton's weakest book, 3 Dec. 2007
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Imagine 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' without the insight, plus 'Stark' without the wit. The book contains a few lame jokes, repeated over and over again. For example, characters are all named after consumer products. Mr. "Coca Cola Nintenpets" marries Ms. "Starbucks Thinkpad". If that makes you laugh out loud, you might like this book. If not, save your money and skip this book. Elton will come out with something better in a year or two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blind Masses, 4 Aug. 2010
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J. A. Crawford "Jules" (scotland) - See all my reviews
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A Great thoughout story again from Ben Elton. I love the twists to his books
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