This Other Eden

This Other Eden

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By (author) Ben Elton

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  • Publisher: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 198mm x 22mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 24 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 055277183X
  • ISBN 13: 9780552771832
  • Sales rank: 57,060

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SMALL, WELL APPOINTED FUTURE. SEMI DETACHED. If the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements. Certainly the Earth has its points, but what most people need is something smaller and more manageable. Of course there are those who say that's planetary treason, but who cares what the weirdos and terrorists think? Not Nathan. All he cares is that his movie gets made and that there's somebody left to see it. In marketing terms the end of the world will be very big. Anyone trying to save it should remember that.

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Author information

Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time. He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable (filmed as Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty. He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Man From Auntie. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You. He is married with three children.

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By Spencer 13 Jan 2013 2

I really didn't like this book. It was very boring and extremely hard to read and get into. I found it hard to focus and actually read it. Nothing interesting happened until about two thirds of the way in maybe more and it had a very rushed ending. This book however did make you think about the planet and made you ask yourself a few questions about what we are doing to it. All in all though do not let my opinion persuade you in any way as many people have different tastes/views/opinions/likes and dislikes. This just happened to be one of my dislikes.