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Should appear on the secondary school syllabus,
This review is from: Blind Faith (Hardcover)
Every century should have its dystopian novel. The 21st century now has its. Addressing the very issues which are eroding the accomplishments of civilization, Elton's novel is a searing insight into the future of 'dumbed down' Britain. My only slight unease is the acceptance of the Global Warming faith. (No, I'm not a denier -climate change seems a strong possibility- but the science for global warming is beginning to resemble a religion in which doubters are pillioried rather than countered with fact.) If the book has a weakness then it lies in failing to note that faiths can arise over secular issues also.
Nonetheless, this is a book that should act as an antedote to the rising swarm of ignorance. Aside from that it's also a damn good read!