Jun 1, 2010

Blind Faith by Ben Elton

blind I have had Blind Faith on my bookshelf for about 2 years - a gift from an acquaintance after I had bored them with my love of all things atheist and skeptical. “I think you’ll like this”, she’d said.

She was right.

Why did it take me so long to read? Well, while I am a fan of Elton’s work for television, i.e. Black Adder and the Young Ones. I had attempted to read Stark a number of years earlier and it had put me off his novels - not perhaps the fault of the writer.

I think, there can be a “right time” for books and their readers to meet. I can’t help but think that if I had come across Blind Faith earlier that it might not have resonated with me in quite the way it has.

Blind Faith is every Skeptics/Humanists nightmare come true - a dark comedic comment on a possible future. Elton has taken elements of modern society, stretched them for comedic value but left enough truth in them to ensure that any laugh the reader makes is tinged with nervousness...

Read the whole review  at Embiggen Books, Australia's number 1 skeptical bookstore.


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