Blast from the Past

In which we are entertained, but not much more.

I brought Ben Elton’s Blast from the Past to Scotland this time, because I figured I probably wouldn’t want to read it again so once I finished it I could dump it. This proved to be an accurate assessment. I find Ben Eltons books entertaining but insignificant somehow. It’s not as if the points he tries to make are insignificant, it’s more that he doesn’t quite get through to me. Blast from the Past is about obsession and about corporate (though in this case the corporation is the army) politics, there is a stalker involved and it all gets very tense towards the end. Very entertaining, as I said, but nothing more than that.