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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Book Recommendation

Blind Faith by Ben Elton.

I've always enjoyed Elton's books ; I've never read anyone better at exposing the idiocy and hypocrisy running through society like the writing in a stick of rock. He lost the thread a little bit with Inconceivable and Blast From The Past, but those aside he's basically years ahead of his time. Check out Stark or This Other Eden in the context of what we now know about climate change, for example.

Anyway the latest is absolutely fucking brilliant. Do read it. At the very least you will see the implicit irony of my plugging it in a blog :-)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah ive always loved Eltons stuff, check out chart throb for a scathing inditment of X-Factor, how he got away with not getting sued by Sharon Osbourne is a mystery, unless of course he was correct in his description of her. Though Blind Faith is good 'High Society' is his best work and the 'First Casualty' is a decent stab at a more serious novel.
Lionel Hutz

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course on a more serious note, i hope you are going to the
Bridge to watch yer boys be torn apart?
Lionel Hutz

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly not. Season ticket holders only in the away end, and I really don't fancy mixing it with the oiks !

Andy.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 of the richest clubs in the world, amazed its not on telly to be honest.

Sadly I reckon there's even a chance you will give us a game. Your odds on to score from a set piece, we are bound to throw a few reserves in, christ the more i think about it the more im tempted to back you on an asian handicap.
Lionel Hutz

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It is the first of his books I've read. The McDonalds scene was painfully funny. As a thank you, I'll recommend one for you - "What a Carve Up" by Jonathan Coe.

Still waiting for more rants from you on world issues, including over-population, as soon as possible, plus more insight into your daily routine outside of poker and football.
No Leaks

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you seriously suggesting there is something else in life *apart* from poker and football?

3:39 PM  
Blogger AJ "The Triple Threat" Martino said...

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6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given that poker is here

www.secretsoftheamateurs.blogspot.com

and football is here

www.despitehiswhiteboots.blogspot.com

the paucity of this "the rest" blog seems to back up the anonymous commenter's point :-)

Andy.

11:31 PM  

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