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Blind Faith, Ben Elton - A bit of a mish mash,
This review is from: Blind Faith (Paperback)
The release of the latest Ben Elton is always an eagerly awaited event in our house. And, as this book tackles some of my own pet hates, religion and the CCTV society, I was really looking forward to this. However it was a bit of a letdown.
One of Elton's strengths has always been his originality. This seems to have deserted him here. It felt very much like a cross between 1984 and Logan's Run with more swearing and black humour. I found the characters unengaging and the whole thing a little bland, not as replete with the visceral wit as his past works.
Having said that, it was an OK read and engaging enough that I managed to finish it. It just didn't hit the same heights as previous works. I'd recommend you go to `Dead Famous' or `First Casualty' instead.