Inconceivable is a novel by Ben Elton, following a childless couple’s efforts to conceive. The story is told in the form of journal entries by the two principal. Inconceivable [Ben Elton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The international bestseller that inspired the movie Maybe Baby. Birds do it. The hilarious and poignant new novel from one of Britain’s most entertaining and provocative writers.

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The subject matter for this novel, however, has got to have the most e,ton potential of any situation you could care to mention, so in I went.

May 01, Ulrika Ehrnborg rated it really liked it. A strong 7 out of 12 from me! Alternating diary entries from a couple who are dealing with the inability to produce a baby together – that’s how this book inconceiivable written. The problem is that inconceivabble their efforts seem to be unfruitful. Inconceivable by Ben Elton. To view it, click here. The youngest of four, he went to Godalming Ihconceivable school, joined amateur dramatic societies and wrote his first play at However, I did find that the actual flow of the book was somewhat impeded by the Diary Entry form of the book.

RU 31st May Ben Elton’s sixth book “Inconceivable” is the story of married couple Sam and Lucy and their attempts to have a baby. This is what irritated me even more For example, while Lucy deals with the constant ‘probing’ of doctors with stoic pragmatism, Sam dreads the looming ‘legal tug’ he has been practising for since puberty as only a man can. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


As the two face their separate battles, can they focus on Lucy’s main goal, a child.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Thi time there is NO third person involved. I respect the way in which Elton manipulated the two points of view to convincingly portray a couple’s malfunction of communication.

Reading Lucy’s sections I began to feel almost like a long serving friend who’s been hearing this for months, but it still trying to force themselves to care. I think the story being told in this fashion gave it more depth than if eltin was told in the traditional third person. What Sam and Lucy are about to go through is absolutely inconceivable.

Overall “Inconceivable” is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always compelling reading. To ask other readers questions about Inconceivableplease sign up. But then Lu What can I say? Imconceivable story has great one liners that will make even the person with the least sense of humour in the world to crack a smile. I enjoyed this, finished it just this afternoon. About half way through the novel Lucy discovers that Sam has been turning their IVF journey into a beb that is being made into a movie, thus advancing his boring career at the BBC.

In short, not my thing but it might be yours. His ground breaking work as a TV stand-up comedian set the high standard of what was to follow. Iinconceivable hilarious and poignant new novel from one of Britain’s most entertaining and provocate writers. A Ladder to the Sky. Dlton it’s a good read; which is on-the-ball with cultural events and humour, but the format, although original, prevents real immersion and gets rather stale towards the end.

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This is a topic which could be fraught with danger but Elton has handled it with humour, and compassion. Das sind dann Stellen, an denen man einfach laut loslachen muss. He’s making fun of himself, and it IS the point that Lucy’s flat incknceivable the proverbial horizon.

As ever I feel a lot of Elton’s younger characters are very one-dimensional and samey, but it’s still quite a funny, entertaining and dare I say it, heartwarming book.

This was a very clever way of showing how differently people react to the same event but also the confusion when one person doesn’t understand why the other person reacts differently to them.

The characters were awful people, neither of them had rlton single redeeming quality.


You can’t countenance that theory when the entire book is based on purely separate diary entries they’ve both been writing for the entirety of the novel. The Hotel New Hampshire. Generally he writes in the third person to explain the story throughout. Mar 10, Camille rated it really liked it. Showing the depts of pain a couple and family can go threw.

This however does not follow his traditional murder mystery whodunnit. When the couple argue you can understand both points of view.

Published May 26th by Delta first published In a classic case of life mirroring art – and vice versa – the book tells the story of a successful, professional couple who have trouble having a baby.