High Society

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High Society

The war on drugs has been lost, but afraid to face that fact, the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime, and this story takes us through the landscape it has created. Editorial Reviews In Eltons latest, a feckless Member of Parliament stumbles upon his momen The war on drugs has been lost, but afraid to face that fact, the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime, and this story takes us through the landscape it has created. Editorial Reviews In Eltons latest, a feckless Member of Parliament stumbles upon his moment in the media spotlight only to that the war on drugs is lost and to introduce legislation to legalize all drugs in Britain. The resulting spasms are felt through all levels of society-from certain royals to crazed, out-of-control rock star Tommy Hanson to a down-and-out addict and from Londons Groucho Club loo where some people actually go expecting to use the facility for its intended purpose to the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Chameleon entertainer Elton a stand-up comic, scriptwriter for the BBC series Blackadder, and novelist, his most recent title being Dead Famous knows how to keep his cartoon characters moving quickly enough to entertain even the most jaded readers, and he manages to deliver a lesson or two about hypocrisy and the media along the way. This novel, which won Great Britains WH Smith Fiction Prize with readers casting their votes at the booksellers and online, should also find an audience on this side of the Atlantic. A good bet for larger public libraries.-Bob Lunn, Kansas City P.L., MO Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information. About The Author: Ben Elton is a well-known British performer, playwright, TV writer and novelist. In addition to his stand-up work, he has written three hit plays: Gasping , Silly Cow and Popcorn and seven novels: Stark , Gridlock , This Other Eden , Popcorn , Blast from the Past , Inconceivable and Dead Famous , all bestsellers.


Details
Title High Society
Author Ben Elton
ISBN-13 9780552999953
ISBN-10 0552999953
Publisher A & C Black
Language English
Edition NA
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 24 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 384