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Blind Faith by Ben Elton is a must read if you like disturbing dystopian novels. This one is about a future set in London where public displays of faith are mandatory and everything in your life recorded and shared publicly on social media including sex. Its right up there with 1984 and Brave New World. I feel like we arent too far off from these types of futures happening if the religious nuts get their way.

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I'll have to check it out. Thanks 🙂


yeah bens a good author and all round nice person

weeman Level 7 July 19, 2018

Naaahh.... You can drag my sorry behind to church by force (if things ever get to that) but you cannot make me pray

IamNobody Level 8 June 19, 2018

I kind of like dystopian stories - Handmaid's Tale, The Unit, Never Let Me Go, Brave New World and many others. I might read Blind Faith. Sounds like it would make me cringe.

SKH78 Level 8 June 18, 2018

Loved Brave New World and Handmaids Tale. The Handmaids show on Hulu is amazingly on point amd follows the book very well. Havent read the others you mentioned but will definitely look into them


That looks like a good read. Ben Elton is a talented man. I was reading recently about Giambattista Vico who believed that history is circular and each cycle has 4 phases - the age of gods, the age of heroes, the age of men and the return to the age of the gods. If he is right, we are well along in the age of man and I think I can feel a change in the air....

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