Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Book 10 - Inconceivable by Ben Elton
Finished 28th February 2011
Ben Elton is a funny guy, there's no doubt about that for me. This is the second of his books that I have read, following Stark. On the positive side this book is genuinely funny in parts and is quite heart wrentching as it follows a young couple's attempts to have a baby. Lucy is absolutely bonkers about having a baby, in fact she feels like she was put on the Earth to have a baby. Her husband, Sam wouldn't mind a baby but is not so obsessed. He is going through a career crisis, an aspiring writer who seems to have writers block.
Lucy is so desperate that she will try anything once, if it means having a baby.
Unfortunately on the flip side of the coin there is nothing new in this book, nothing original and the story isn't exactly the most exciting story ever written. The characters are pretty one dimensional and so is the plot. But it was ok. This said however, I did actually finish the book thinking that it wasn't that bad. Maybe romantic comedies are not my bag. I'm an old bald bloke after all !