Blast from the Past Paperback
by Ben Elton
It's two fifteen a.m., you're in bed alone and you're woken by the phone.
Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong.
Only someone bad would call at such an hour. Or someone good, but with bad news, which would probably be worse.
You lie there in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in.
Your own voice sounds strange as it tells you that nobody is there but that a message can be left.
You feel your heart beat. You listen. And then you hear the one voice in the world you least expect ...your very own Blast From the Past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/07/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552998338
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Review by AJBraithwaite
Repercussions of an unlikely love affair between a Greenham Common GI and one of the women from the peace camp. With a deranged stalker thrown in for good measure. You just know that it'll end in tears...
Review by melstar73
Ben Elton has now been added to my list of authors I will never read again (Dan Brown being number 1). This was awful and pointless, with a terrible ending and hateful characters. Formulaic to the point of nauseousness.
Review by _doodle
While I usually enjoy reading Ben Elton, this is the book I have enjoyed the least. Not to say that I didnt like, but I usually class Ben Elton as easy reading and this was harder work. Jack Kent's long expositions on the state of America and the army were my least favourite aspect of the book. While they gave weight to the character, they felt dragged on in the narrative to long. I did however enjoy how the main action of the book took place in one night, but moved through Jack and Polly's shared and seperate history. Would not re-read and it wouldn't be my first recommendation to a friend who wanted to get into Elton. Too political for my tastes in easy reading.