Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

eBook - 2009
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Ready to follow Nick Hornsby and Helen Fielding as the next big thing from Cool Britannia to hit America is Ben Elton. Already known to a wide public television audience as the funnyman behind Blackadder, The Young Ones, and The Thin Blue Line, Elton, author of Popcorn , lights up the literary sky with Blast from the Past . Part noir thriller, part hilarious send-up of the politics of extremism, Blast from the Past is the new novel from English comedy phenomenon (stand-up, playwright, television writer, and author) Ben Elton--a name soon to be known in all circles once Joel Schumacher's film of his book Popcorn reaches the silver screen. In the early 80s, when Polly was a seventeen-year-old ideological peace protestor and Jack was a U.S. Army captain stationed at England's Greenham Common, the two had a secret and very unlikely affair. No two people could have had more to argue about, save that they couldn't live without each other, yet one day Jack came to the conclusion that he loved soldiering more than Polly and sacrificed their love to be a career army man. Now, sixteen years later, Polly is a lonely thirty-something social services employee and Jack is a four-star general who has returned to Britain to find her, his only true love. With only one night to resolve their differences, and a knife-wielding stalker lurking in the shadows, for everyone concerned this will be a night like no other. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Random House Publishing Group, 2009.
ISBN: 9780307417817
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 05, 2014

Two hours spread on a whole book. Most of it is stupid dialogs that stretch the whole thing for nothing. Nothing is learn by it, nothing is gain. The entire book could and should have been reduced to a 30 page short story. A real pain to read, wishing that the next page would bring something exiting. Never happened. The end is barely ok and you wonder why he just didn't do the job right there when she open the door. Bang! End of story.

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