As with many of Ben Elton’s books, High Society takes an interesting idea and explores it’s repercussions in modern British society. In this case, the fictional novel follows a backbench MP striving to legalise all drugs in the United Kingdom. The narrative follows the politics, scandals and effects of this campaign upon the central character, whilst simultaneously offering an extremely liberal but interesting take on the world of drugs.
Ben Elton’s works are typically a lighter read, using everyday slang and colloquial terms for added realism. Despite this, the frequent turns and new ideas found in his novels such as High Society are certainly entertaining. As is so often seen in today’s media, Elton often emphasises humanities’ constant sexual drive in order to explore it’s damning effects, to which High Society is no exception. This is one you will find quite addictive.
Length: 384 (Black Swan)
Overall Rating: 3 stars
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