As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his priest, full of accusatory questions. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he... show more
As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his priest, full of accusatory questions. 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? Does he have something to hide? 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. Ben Elton’s dark, savagely comic novel imagines a postapocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a confessional sex-obsessed, self-centric culture to create a world where nakedness is modesty, ignorance is wisdom, and privacy is a dangerous perversion. A chilling vision of what’s to come, or something rather close to what we call reality?
Publish date: October 1st 2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Ben Elton's has a talent for seeing past the surface of things to the reality lurking beneath. In "Dead Famous" he showed us how little reality there is in Reality TV. In "Chart Throb" he exposed how the outcomes of TV talent shows are manipulated. In "Blind Faith" he shows us where we may get to i...
This is a dystopian novel in which the state is run by the 'church' -- one that condones and sanctions acts of debauchery as mandated by the god of love. Every personal aspect of everyone's life is to be blogged about, video-tubed (yes, that's what it's called in the book), made public knowledge, et...
2/3rd of this book had a good satirical tone to it. Ben Elton has created an over the top dystopian world while intentionally making it obtuse with low-brow humor, but a good satire nonetheless. The last 1/3rd could have been better where the book lost its plot somewhat.But Ben Elton's satirical sty...
A modernized version of 1984, although not quite up to the same literary standards. However, being the plebeian that I am ( ;-) ) I may just prefer this novel.The society described was absolutely ludicrous, although at the same time scarily plausible with the fast growth of blogging sites, twitter, ...
In a world where you are obliged to blog about everything, where mortality is very high, mostly because science is a dirty word, where the church is more concerned with keeping people happy than the truth, Trafford Sewell struggles to keep going.It's a world that's not all to unbelievable, scarily, ...