Description - Blind Faith by Ben Elton
As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. 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? Better than his fellow man and woman? 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 post-apocalyptic 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 closer to what we call reality?
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(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
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Author Biography - Ben Elton
Ben Elton's career encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty-five years.His TV writing and performance credits include The Young Ones, the Blackadder series, Saturday Live, The Man from Auntie and The Thin Blue Line. He was recently awarded the 2007 Honorary Golden Rose at the International Television Festival in Lucerne. e has written three hit West End plays and the books for three hit musicals. These include Popcorn, The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You, which he also directs. ix of Elton's eleven previous novels have been UK No.1 bestsellers. They include Stark, Popcorn (Golden Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel 1996), Inconceivable (adapted by Elton into the film Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty. e is married with three children.