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Dead Famous

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One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. Yet again the public gorges its voyeuristic appetite as another group of unknown and unremarkable people submit themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, House Arrest. Everybody knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Who will crack first? Who will have sex with whom? Who will the public love and who will they hate? All the usual questions. And then, suddenly, there are some new ones. Who is the murderer? How did he or she manage to kill under the constant gaze of the thirty television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 68.04g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0552999458
  • 9780552999458
  • 98,817

Review quote

"Big up to Ben Elton and respect, big time. Top, top book" * Mail on Sunday * "Wry, fast and fiendishly clever" * The Times * "A book with pace and wit, real tension, a dark background theme and a big on-screen climax" * Independent * "The perfect modern-day whodunit. A cracking read full of hilarious insights into the Big Brother phenomenon" * Mirror * "One of the best whodunits I have ever read...a funny, gripping, hugely entertaining thriller, but also a persuasive, dyspeptic account of the way we live now, with our insane, inane cult of the celebrity" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

About Ben Elton

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.show more

Back cover copy

One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, one murder...and no evidence. Dead Famous is a killer read from Ben Elton - Reality TV as you've never seen it before.show more

Review Text

"One of the best whodunits I have ever read...a funny, gripping, hugely entertaining thriller, but also a persuasive, dyspeptic account of the way we live now, with our insane, inane cult of the celebrity"show more

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7,842 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (3,070)
3 33% (2,609)
2 8% (636)
1 2% (153)
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