As some of you know I'm a big Ben Elton fan and his new book Blind Faith is without doubt a return to the good old days of this writers talent. A cross between 1984 with a film I thought was called Birdy (but not a 100% sure on that title).
By Ben Elton
Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person ‘feels’ and ‘truly believes’ is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith.
Imagine it. Or just wait until After The Flood.
On a hot Sagittarian morning in the year 56 ATF (after the flood), Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of near-naked commuters. He is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Better than his fellow man and woman? Does he have something to hide?
This was a great fun book to listen to after the long Ken Follett that I will be reviewing tomorrow...
I've missed this side of Ben Elton and it's nice to see him back at his best...