Back to his modern satires, for his last novel The First Casualty was historical, very special and unusual. With this one he returns to the familiar social territory of Dead Famous and Past Mortem. It centres around the TV Pop Idol shows and the backbiting celebrity world surrounding it. Some quirky characters and amusing ideas, but not his best, although very clever, and as a Ben Elton fan it’s a ‘must read’.
Similar this month: None but try Kevin Sampson.
Comparison: Stephen Fry, Rupert Morgan, Christopher Buckley.
|Primary Genre||Humorous Fiction|