Blind Faith by Ben Elton – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Blind Faith

Blind Faith is a dystopian novel written by an American Novelist and comedian Ben Elton. He imagined a fantastical world where you are closely monitored and none of your moves seems secret. It’s a unique blend of humour and fiction. A great book to enjoy at least for once.

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Author: Ben Elton

Genre: Futuristic Fiction/ Dystopian/ Fiction 

Pages: 320

Goodreads Rating: 3.70/5     

My Rating: 8 out of 10

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Review and Summary of the Novel Blind Faith

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This storyline line is quite similar to that of the Orwell Winston Smith’s ”1984”. However, the novel is really funny while Orwell’s 1984 is a serious book. The story is about a surveillance society where everything is monitored with the help of CCTV cameras and mobile phones and the authorities publicise every move of its residents on social media. The background scene involves global warming and flooding of London.

Trafford Sewell is our protagonist who is a civil servant. He works for The National Data bank which stores every moment of every person in society. But Trafford is sick of such a civilisation where everything is monitored so closely. He wants some privacy without constantly worrying about his thoughts. He has a wife and a daughter he loves. He does not want to tube his daughter’s birth video but received criticism from his confessor because of it.

In this novel Trafford tries to find a way to save the world where they may live freely without being observed. He wants to escape this brutal society that abhors vaccination, blogs for every thought, nakedness is modesty and independence is rebellious.

In my opinion, the novel is bleak but gives a true picture of some parts of the world. Blind Faith gives us lessons about the overuse of technology and the advanced ways of communicating and sharing. He provokes the importance of privacy in our lives. He emphasises that people should contain physical, mental and spiritual freedom to exercise what they want.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Blind Faith

I rated the novel as 8 out of 10 because of the great plotting, characterisation and the engaging content it offers. The society seems interesting and closer to the near future. It offers a lot more to ponder over. It gives rise to the scepticism that forces the reader to know more. However, the idea is the same as presented in ”1984” and I find the previous book significantly better than this one. 

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