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Chart Throb by Ben Elton
Book Description"Chart Throb" - The ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls, three judges, just one winner, and that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of "Popcorn" and "Dead Famous" returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. "Chart Throb" tells a story of one winner and a whole bunch of losers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846570735
(143mm x 125mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ben Elton
Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time. He has written fourteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society, The First Casualty and Two Brothers. He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones and Blackadder. He is married with three children and lives in Western Australia.
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