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2.0 out of 5 stars An acceptable read, but not great., 13 Aug. 2004
This review is from: Blast from the Past (Paperback)
Having previously read Dead Famous and High Society, I was expecting more of the same. Unfortunately, BFTP is not in that league and left me a little disappointed. It suffers from having too few characters, and a plot which is just too simplistic. This could work if the characters made you care about them at all, but for me that never happened; their lives were fragmented and a little boring, and yet Ben Elton insisted on repeatedly describing them at length. The twist at the end was fine, but didn't justify the trawl through over fifty chapters to get to it.
Having said all that, Ben Elton's writing is quite easy to read, and although this book left me feeling unsatisfied, I managed to get through it reasonably easily.
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