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Written on: 02/05/2006 by Cherubscherry (19 reviews written)
By far my favourite of Ben Eltons books. Blast From The Past has an original plot as always but with a personalised twist. Anyone reading this book can put themselves completely in any of the characters positions. You can see a bit of the madness that love can cause in life and how difficult it is to leave it behind when you have to.
Here you have someone following their heart and another following their head, both causing a lot of pain for others and neither being happy. An achingly sad… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2005 by mmmunster (1 review written)
Blast from the Past by Ben Elton has one dominant theme: love is not the strongest thing in the world. Fear, greed, selfishness in desires can contaminate love and turn it into an obstacle instead of a reward. The main characters, Jack and the insane character, both of whom are selfish, self-centred and greedy, are used to illustrate the theme. In the end they do not get what they want. Instead, they both come to consequences as bad as death itself - they hurt themselves and the woman they… Read Full Review
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