Sunday, January 23, 2011


A long time ago my cousin gave me the book "Stark" by Ben Elton. For some reason I didn't get started on it. Elton was in some quarters viewed as a left wing comedian. I remember one of his routines based on him thinking about asking for advice on wine in a wine shop. Not so radical for us beer drinker.

When I finally started the book I really enjoyed it. It was a mix between "the monkey wrench gang" and a listing of Elton's stand up. The text would stop for a while where he would have a little rant against students say, or posh food in fast food restaurants. He often broke the rule: "show not tell", but still good fun.