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Book Title: Stark|
The author of the book: Ben Elton
Date of issue: September 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9780751501995
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.11 MB
Edition: Warner Books (NY)
Read full description of the books Stark:Though it took me twenty years to discover that Ben Elton wrote books (I knew of him through TV's The Young Ones, Blackadder, and The Thin Blue Line), I've always loved his acerbic wit aimed at the stupidity and indifference of people. His stand-up and television sitcom scripts have always been on my desert island favourites, so imagine my joy at discovering that he's had an equally successful career in writing narratives for the last two decades.
It's scary knowing that when this book came out in 1989 the very things Elton was talking about have come closer to fruition. In an odd way - and only Elton could accomplish this convincingly - it's also amusing to see that we haven't really done all that much to change things.
Not wanting to give anything away, I HIGHLY receommend this book. Elton's characteristic humour and anger co-exist wonderfully well in the narrative form (anyone who's heard Elton's stand-up will instantly recognise his voice here), and while he successfully entertains, Elton also manages to inform and hopefully inspire people to do the right thing.
Read information about the authorBen Elton was born on 3 May 1959, in Catford, South London. The youngest of four, he went to Godalming Grammar school, joined amateur dramatic societies and wrote his first play at 15. He wanted to be a stagehand at the local theatre, but instead did A-Level Theatre Studies and studied drama at Manchester University in 1977.
His career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. His ground breaking work as a TV stand-up comedian set the (high) standard of what was to follow. He has received accolades for his hit TV sit-coms, The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line.
More recently he has had successes with three hit West End musicals, including the global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written three plays for the London stage, including the multi-award-winning Popcorn. Ben's international bestselling novels include Stark, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society. He won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for the novel Popcorn.
Elton lives in Perth with his Aussie wife Sophie and three children.
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