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Dissappointing - full of stand up routine,
By A Customer
This review is from: Blast From The Past (Paperback)
Taken in isolation this book isn't too bad. It is a typical Elton book, focusing on the hypocrisy and vulnerability of its three central characters, the left wing activist, the right wing military officer and the deranged stalker.
Despite the politically and socially topical nature of the plot, the story is lifted by the characteristic observational humuour of Elton. This is where I felt slightly cheated. As a longstanding fan of Ben Elton, I had heard/read it all before, to the point where it was no longer funny.
If this is your first introduction to Elton as a writer, or you liked all his other books, you will probably love this. But if you've seen him in stand-up then watch out, there is nothing new here!