Chart Throb

Chart Throb

Book - 2006
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Chart Throb is the ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of "Popcorn and Dead Famous" returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. "Chart Throb" is about one winner and a whole bunch of losers.
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780593057506
Branch Call Number: ELTON
Characteristics: 427 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jun 20, 2012

Dreadful. Little plot, unlikable characters. About a 150 pages of dead material in the middle just to fill out the page count.

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