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Dead Famous - Ben Elton
Dead Famous
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One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, and forty microphones. Everybody knows the rules—total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. However, on day 27, one of the housemates is killed on live TV. Who is the murderer? How did they manage to... show more
One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, and forty microphones. Everybody knows the rules—total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. However, on day 27, one of the housemates is killed on live TV. Who is the murderer? How did they manage to kill under the constant gaze of the television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552999458 (0552999458)
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
0.0 Reality TV - DNF on page 69
I seldom like books written by male writers. They are usually emotionally distant, and this book was no exception. Just the opposite, it’s so distant that there was no protagonist. I didn’t care for anyone in this book. It’s supposed to be a murder mystery, but by page 69, when I stopped reading, I ...
Tami
Tami rated it
4.0 Much british (black) humor - great!
This was a recommendation from a friend and a good one. It was a great and very entertaining read. It was a persiflage on television (reality TV), on the slow descent of all things cultural and it was hilarious and crass and gripping. Will check out the other books by this author for sure - gr...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
5.0 Dead Famous
Exactly what you would like to do with some of those reality tv programes, there's a murder in one of those big brother houses.
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it
4.0 Dead Famous
Interested in sophisticated fun? You, hubby, girlfriends?The more the merrier. Get in touch with Tristero, throughWASTE only, Box 49.Its funny how Pynchon does not scares me anymore. He is not the tentacled Cthulhu (thanks Mr. Lovecraft for my insomniac exhibits) I thought he was. I guess Gravity’s ...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it
I was completely fascinated by this book from the very first page. A murder committed in a "Big Brother"-type environment would have seemed impossible to achieve - and certainly very easy to solve - so how could it make for an interesting book? Yet Ben Elton manages to pull it off. I had great diffi...
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