Friday, January 08, 2021

‘Time and Time Again’ by Ben Elton

8 January 2021

I haven’t read a Ben Elton novel for many years: his transition from stand-up comedian to author began (in 1989) with a series of enjoyable but unsurprising comic novels, after which I lost touch with his work. It was great to discover a more recent book, ‘Time and Time Again’ (published in 2014) which shows Ben Elton maturing into a more sophisticated novelist. This is a gripping time-travel thriller about trying to right the wrongs of the 20th century by going back to 1914 to prevent the outbreak of the Great War. It’s a cleverly plotted and compellingly paced story, carefully researched and genuinely exciting – and all the better for not trying to be funny.



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