Chart Throb

Chart Throb

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Chart Throb.The ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted search for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The real is about to be put back into reality television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of Popcorn and Dead Famous returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. Chart Throb. One winner. A whole bunch of losers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 34mm | 117.94g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Airport / Export ed
  • 0552773778
  • 9780552773775
  • 404,319

About Ben Elton

Ben Elton started his career as a stand-up comedian and branched out into plays, novels, and films. His three hit stage plays are Gasping, Silly Cow, and Popcorn, which won the Olivier Award for best comedy. He wrote and directed the feature film Maybe Baby, starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson, which was based on his novel Inconceivable. He has is also the author of Dead Famous, The First Casualty, and Past Mortem.
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"Another brilliantly savage, laugh-out-loud page-turner from Elton." OK Magazine " "An absolute coup of black comedy."-"Daily Telegraph" on Popcorn."From the Trade Paperback edition." " An absolute coup of black comedy." - "Daily Telegraph" on Popcorn. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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3,699 ratings
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4 35% (1,295)
3 34% (1,266)
2 11% (410)
1 3% (112)
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