“A fix of high comedy from a writer who provokes almost as much as he entertains.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I was having a rather raucous, and slightly tipsy discussion with a friend one Christmas about the implications on the legalisation of drugs and she suddenly leapt up, run off and disappeared.
A moment later she returned with a book in her hand and thrust it at me ‘You must read this, you’ll love it!’, and this my friends is how I became a fan of Ben Elton as an author.
High Society, like many other of Elton’s books is high satire and it’s set within the British Parliamentary system and is set around one backbencher’s chance to make a private members bill a reality. However, this isn’t some small insubstantial law as he wishes to legalise all drugs and puts forward a pretty good argument too. The press lap it up and suddenly everyone knows his name, his entire life is turned upside down but he’s making waves he doesn’t even know about.