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Blind Faith

by Ben Elton

eBooks of the Month Light-Hearted / Humour Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Blind Faith

This feels more like the Ben Elton from the days of Gridlock and Stark so if you are a fan you’ll know that this is going to give you a bit more to get your teeth into than perhaps the last few of his modern satires have. There will be inevitable comparisons to Orwell’s 1984 but Elton writes with his own inimitable style and humour. This storyline is a scary idea that doesn’t seem too far from a possible reality.


Blind Faith Synopsis

Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where 'sharing' is valued above all, and privacy is considered a dangerous perversion.



Trafford wouldn't call himself a rebel, but he's daring to be different, to stand out from the crowd. In his own small ways, he wants to push against the system. But in this world, uniformity is everything. And even tiny defiances won't go unnoticed.



Ben Elton's dark, savagely comic novel imagines a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a sex-obsessed, utterly egocentric culture. In this world, nakedness is modesty, independent thought subversive, and ignorance is wisdom.


A chilling vision of what's to come? Or something rather closer to home?

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ISBN: 9780552773904
Publication date: 16/05/2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552773904
Publication date: 16th May 2008
Author: Ben Elton
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Light-Hearted, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he is the writer of such TV hits as The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line. Elton has written three musicals, The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You and Tonight’s the Night and three West End plays. His internationally bestselling novels include Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society.

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