Identity Crisis by Ben Elton: Book Review

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Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage.

A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn’t ‘get’ a single thing about anything anymore.

Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having ‘misspoken’ and prostrates themselves before the judgement of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public “that is not who I am”.

But if nobody is who they are anymore – then who the f**k are we? – Goodreads

My Review

My Rating: 5/5

This is a brilliant satirical novel. Everyone, no matter what identity, will be both offended and pleased by the contents of this book. Don’t go crying to twitter about it – laugh and enjoy the jokes because life is funny. The writing style makes it easy to read and the characters are all very different and vibrant.

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