Author(s): Ben Elton
Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where 'sharing' is valued above all, and privacy is considered a dangerous perversion. Srafford wouldn't call himself a rebel, but he's daring to be different, to stand out from the crowd. In his own small ways, he wants to push against the system. But in this world, uniformity is everything. And even tiny defiances won't go unnoticed. Ben Elton's dark, savagely comic novel imagines a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a sex-obsessed, utterly egocentric culture. In this world, nakedness is modesty, independent thought subversive, and ignorance is wisdom. A chilling vision of what's to come? Or something rather closer to home?
A dark, savagely comic novel from the bestselling author of Chart Throb.
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. He 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. Six 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. He is married with three children.