Paperback Þ Stark eBook Ú

Paperback Þ Stark eBook Ú


Stark ✾ [EPUB] ✶ Stark By Ben Elton ❦ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Stark is a secret consortium with money than God, and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn What s , it knows the Earth is dyingDeep in Western Australia where the Aboriginals used to milk Stark is a secret consortium with money than God, and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn What s , it knows the Earth is dyingDeep in Western Australia where the Aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet sized plot is taking shape Some green freaks pick up the scent a pommie poseur a brain fried Vietnam vet Aboriginals who have lost their landnot much against a conspiracy that controls society But EcoAction isn t in society it just lives in the same place, along with the cockroachesIf you re facing the richest and most disgusting scheme in history, you have to do than stick up two fingers and say peace.

    Paperback Þ Stark eBook Ú poseur a brain fried Vietnam vet Aboriginals who have lost their landnot much against a conspiracy that controls society But EcoAction isn t in society it just lives in the same place, along with the cockroachesIf you re facing the richest and most disgusting scheme in history, you have to do than stick up two fingers and say peace."/>
  • Paperback
  • 453 pages
  • Stark
  • Ben Elton
  • English
  • 08 January 2019
  • 0747403902

About the Author: Ben Elton

Ben Elton was born on May , in Catford, South London The youngest of four, he went to Godalming Grammar school, joined amateur dramatic societies and wrote his first play at He wanted to be a stagehand at the local theatre, but instead did A Level Theatre Studies and studied drama at Manchester University in His career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years His ground breaking work as a TV stand up comedian set the high standard of what was to follow He has received accolades for his hit TV sit coms, The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line More recently he has had successes with three hit West End musicals, including the global phenomenon We Will Rock You He has written three plays for the London stage, including the multi award winning Popcorn Ben s international bestselling novels include Stark, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society He won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for the novel PopcornElton lives in Perth with his Aussie wife Sophie and three children.



10 thoughts on “Stark

  1. Baba Baba says:

    A climate change conspiracy thriller comedy I kid you not As ever Elton creates very linear characters almost all speaking with the same voice An eclectic group of ecowarriors combating some of the world s most powerful men is quite enjoyable overall, and by the end, you care for each and everyone of them especially the camel yes I said the camel and it s not a nickname Ben has an unerring ability to, despite often weak characterisations and even worse dialogue. he has an ability to A climate change conspiracy thriller comedy I kid you not As ever Elton creates very linear characters almost all speaking with the same voice An eclectic group of ecowarriors combating some of the world s most powerful men is quite enjoyable overall, and by the end, you care for each and everyone of them especially the camel yes I said the camel and it s not a nickname Ben has an unerring ability to, despite often weak characterisations and even worse dialogue. he has an ability to make a point and tell a story A weak 5 out of 12

  2. Chris Leib Chris Leib says:

    Though it took me twenty years to discover that Ben Elton wrote books I knew of him through TV s The Young Ones, Blackadder, and The Thin Blue Line , I ve always loved his acerbic wit aimed at the stupidity and indifference of people His stand up and television sitcom scripts have always been on my desert island favourites, so imagine my joy at discovering that he s had an equally successful career in writing narratives for the last two decades.It s scary knowing that when this book came out i Though it took me twenty years to discover that Ben Elton wrote books I knew of him through TV s The Young Ones, Blackadder, and The Thin Blue Line , I ve always loved his acerbic wit aimed at the stupidity and indifference of people His stand up and television sitcom scripts have always been on my desert island favourites, so imagine my joy at discovering that he s had an equally successful career in writing narratives for the last two decades.It s scary knowing that when this book came out in 1989 the very things Elton was talking about have come closer to fruition In an odd way and only Elton could accomplish this convincingly it s also amusing to see that we haven t really done all that much to change things.Not wanting to give anything away, I HIGHLY receommend this book Elton s characteristic humour and anger co exist wonderfully well in the narrative form anyone who s heard Elton s stand up will instantly recognise his voice here , and while he successfully entertains, Elton also manages to inform and hopefully inspire people to do the right thing

  3. Mark Speed Mark Speed says:

    So dreadfully badly written that it s almost funny in that respect It s written in this bizarre hyper tabloid speak, complete with paragraph headers.Perhaps wrong of me to mention it in this context, but if you look at old episodes of Saturday Night Live you ll see that the laughter for Elton s rants was canned, and that the studio audience are unamused I was given a copy of this by a friend when it first came out and had that same WTF experience Proof that the sharp elbowed and talentless So dreadfully badly written that it s almost funny in that respect It s written in this bizarre hyper tabloid speak, complete with paragraph headers.Perhaps wrong of me to mention it in this context, but if you look at old episodes of Saturday Night Live you ll see that the laughter for Elton s rants was canned, and that the studio audience are unamused I was given a copy of this by a friend when it first came out and had that same WTF experience Proof that the sharp elbowed and talentless producing trash for the masses will sadly almost always get ahead of the genuinely talented Not that I m bitter

  4. NHC Gonzo Division NHC Gonzo Division says:

    Evenrelevant today than it was in 89 Ben Elton is a fantastic raconteur and a brilliantly humorous writer

  5. John Hill John Hill says:

    Can t believe that was written in 1989, by a then 30 year old Ben Elton One of my favorite lines they had a sign saying Smart Dress which would have allowed Hitler in but barred Jesus for having a beard and wearing a dress Dystopian, line by line funny, and at the same time, quite sobering.

  6. Ellen McMahon Ellen McMahon says:

    A climate crisis satire, originally published in 1989, that still feels eerily and depressingly prescient I first read this when I was in high school, but felt drawn to it again in light of recent events surrounding the overwhelming fears associated with climate change I ll probably always love Ben Elton s writing It s sharp and funny and never heavy, despite the morbid themes His characterisation is also wonderful my favourites in this book being Zimmerman and Mrs Culboon Given the date A climate crisis satire, originally published in 1989, that still feels eerily and depressingly prescient I first read this when I was in high school, but felt drawn to it again in light of recent events surrounding the overwhelming fears associated with climate change I ll probably always love Ben Elton s writing It s sharp and funny and never heavy, despite the morbid themes His characterisation is also wonderful my favourites in this book being Zimmerman and Mrs Culboon Given the date of publication it s understandable at times the language can feel a little prickly, and there were many moments this made me feel uncomfortable I won t dredge them up, but you ll understand if you read it It s both remarkable and fascinating to note how language has evolved for the better in the last 30 years However on the whole, it has aged fairly well, with his astute observations on subjects such as rampant and destructive capitalism, the climate emergency, native land title and toxic masculinity

  7. Jackie McCarthy Jackie McCarthy says:

    Written some time ago when Global Warming was still the term for Climate Change, this is a hilarious and sometimes prophetic tale of the amoral men conspiring to bring the world to its knees all in the name of lining their pockets withcash than they could poke into a spaceship rapidly leaving our de forested planet I first read this in the latter years of highschool, and enjoyed it immensely I re read it last year but then left my copy at a bus stop with one chapter to go So I can t r Written some time ago when Global Warming was still the term for Climate Change, this is a hilarious and sometimes prophetic tale of the amoral men conspiring to bring the world to its knees all in the name of lining their pockets withcash than they could poke into a spaceship rapidly leaving our de forested planet I first read this in the latter years of highschool, and enjoyed it immensely I re read it last year but then left my copy at a bus stop with one chapter to go So I can t remember how it ends But as per all of Ben Elton s work that I ve read so far , this is a funny, easy read, with an in your face moral message Ben Elton is a master at reading the sentiment of society at any given moment in time, and reflecting back to us all the issues we face, some we haven t even recognised yet As always, a reluctant hero is at the helm of the story, weaving together the larger than life environmentalists, hippies, powerful company men and everything in between Quite impressive for a first time novelist, and a sign of things to come for the hilarious Englishman

  8. Nicola Nicola says:

    It is strange but no matter how many millions of times in human history hindsight has revealed the most terminally appalling human errors , we still refuse to even attempt to develop foresight Brilliant book, enjoyed the warnings of what we are doing to our planet and consequences in Elton style.

  9. fourtriplezed fourtriplezed says:

    Read on release I recall thinking it was very humorous I never read Ben Elton again.

  10. K.A. Ashcomb K.A. Ashcomb says:

    Think economical and ecological conspiracy theories combined into a funny ironic book, only to end up understanding that okay this is not so conspiracy like maybe a bit exaggerated account of reality, but we are getting there That is the book, in a nutshell, have fun Okay, you deserveThis is a personal story of those who are trying to piece together what the heck is going on and then try to survive when shit hits the fan It is full of economic and ecological jokes about the collapse Think economical and ecological conspiracy theories combined into a funny ironic book, only to end up understanding that okay this is not so conspiracy like maybe a bit exaggerated account of reality, but we are getting there That is the book, in a nutshell, have fun Okay, you deserveThis is a personal story of those who are trying to piece together what the heck is going on and then try to survive when shit hits the fan It is full of economic and ecological jokes about the collapse in both senses Those jokes, orlike little stories taking a detour from the main plotline, were the best part of the book They explained why we are in this mess Why dolphins are dying Why Koalas and other animals are at the moment dying in Australia, where this story happens to take place This is the kind of book that while you are laughing, you are dying inside one joke at the time You feel your innards yell that Holy space cows, we need to do something, but what I m just one person I m not sure if I loved this book or if I find it just okay, the story is fun, the setting is good, the plot is okayish, but the characters are unlovable And I don t mind that if it was only so, but some of them are bland and boring to follow around I kept wanting to skip what was happening to them and read only the detour mini stories as they had substance, something I could chew, enjoy, and slowly digest No, not thinking about the cows again,like cupcakes or banana pancakes Bananananana is a great word Pancakes too, with honey CD, the main protagonist, was a pathetic and love struck puppy, and I get it, why there was this regular guy drawn into the mess, it is fun storytelling Still, I would love him to have other personality trades than just following Rachel around, who is a dick, and pine over her Then Sly, the evil protagonist, had at least personality, but one sided and then he goes and breaks it for the story s sake The only one I loved was Zimmerman, even when he was an exaggerated caricature of a Vietnam veteran turned into a drug loving hippy He was the only one I would love to have a conversation with.What to say, should you read this book or not Despite the unlovable characters, I would say go ahead This book has a lot of good and enjoyable parts It has a slow start, so stick with it, but the ending and those detours will make up everything I might say that this book is bittersweet in all aspects You will get what I mean when you finish it So, shoo, go and read it.Thank you for reading Have a lovely bananananana day

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