“You didn’t wake up, your dreams just changed gear.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I have to confess I’m a huge fan of Ben Elton’s novels; I love his punchy style and his uncanny ability to perceive human nature in an almost Orwellian way. Blast from the Past does not disappoint, satirical, funny and bang on the money, it’s a hard read to put down!
She’s a pacifist activist, he’s an Army General. She wears washable sanitary towels, he’s a wasteful American. She’s as far to the left as he is to the right. Where can this story possibly end up?
While the story takes you backwards and forwards chronologically spinning through the years so fast you’ll feel as though you’re in the Tardis, all the action happens in a single night, making Blast from the Past so fast paced it’s hard to ever come to a point where you can put it down.