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Even cleverer than the other genius Ben Elton books - this time looking at the issue of fertility (written as two diarists struggling with infertility). Fantastic and a few laugh til you cry moments

Lucy desperately wants a baby. Even cleverer than the other genius Ben Elton books - this time looking at the issue of fertility (written as two diarists struggling with infertility). Fantastic and a few laugh til you cry moments.

Inconceivable by Ben Elton 1999 Lucy desperately wants a baby. Sam is determined to write a hit movie. The problem is that both their efforts seem to be unfruitful. Lucy desperately wants a baby. What Sam and Lucy are about to go through is absolutely inconceivable. The question is, can their love survive? Dea. Dear. Dear Book? Dear Self? Dear Sam.

Inconceivable is a novel released in 1999 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 characters. It was adapted into the film Maybe Baby, which was directed by Elton, and was released in 2000.

Книга Inconceivable, автор Elton Ben - (Книга жанра: Проза, Современная проза. I’m very worried about George and Melinda’s new sprog. Ugly as a monkey’s arse. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. Couldn’t say so, of course, but I could see that poor old George was dubious. He calls it Prune which I think is fair, although old man’s scrotum would probably be closer to the mark; what with that strange black hair and so much skin one could easily imagine him swinging between the legs of some prolaptic octogenarian.

Inconceivable tells a poignant and heart-rending story with Elton’s trademark wit, creating a novel that is entertaining and emotionally satisfying; as explosive as Popcorn and with the incendiary humour of Blast From the Past.

Whenever Sam thinks about babies, he envisages rivers of vomit and sleepless nights. Inconceivable tells a poignant and heart-rending story with Elton’s trademark wit, creating a novel that is entertaining and emotionally satisfying; as explosive as Popcorn and with the incendiary humour of Blast From the Past. It courageously tackles its central theme from both the male and the female points of view, and while delivering laughs on every page, it steers clear of laddish clich?s. Lucy’s tale, though pregnant with unfulfilled emotion, never stints on humour.

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The book works as we gain insight into the minds of a married copuple through their hysterical thoughts on a subject as potentially powerful as having a baby together. And Elton's writing is terrific. Funny almost always, but here and there some sad and serious parts (but not too many!). com User, 18 years ago.

Ben Elton Inconceivable For Mum and Dad and Bob and Kate Dea.  . Got that sorted out. What next? Lucy is making me write this diary. Except it’s not a diary. It’s a book of thoughts. Good. Letters to myself is how she put it, hence the Dear Sam business, which of course is me. Lucy says that her friend, whose name escapes me, has a theory that conducting this internal correspondence will help Lucy and me to relax about things.

Sam and Lucy seem like the perfect couple. Successful, happy and in love. However, they might be infertile. Lucy wants a baby. Sam wants to write a movie. What they are about to go through is inconceivable, the question is, can their love survive?

Comments: (7)

Whitemaster
actually...this book has been out for a while, so i'm sure i am late on reading this.
I read STARK by Ben Elton and realized that he really is a very good, funny writer. so i bought this book after reading some stuff online.. and apparently there is a movie that is based on the book ...or loosely based...or don't know, nor do i care much.

Buy this book if you enjoy reading, having a laugh any trying to get pregnant with no results.
Dreladred
Great book. I liked Popcorn, but I loved Inconceivable. The book works as we gain insight into the minds of a married copuple through their hysterical thoughts on a subject as potentially powerful as having a baby together. What a comedy setup. And Elton's writing is terrific. Funny almost always, but here and there some sad and serious parts (but not too many!).
Dranar
This was a read my boyfriend made me do. And boy did I enjoy it. Elton in this book is funny witty and that's refreshing because the subject matter is a little depressing. He handles it with care and dignity.
Welahza
Being infertile can be hell ! However, a sense of humour can help you cope better, and this book provides that. Even more importantly, it will help you communicate better with your spouse, because you'll be able to understand each other's perspective much better !
Gindian
I really enjoyed the book but I enjoyed the movie even more. It is very well written, laugh out loud funny in parts. A good fun read.
Majin
Ben Elton puts a humorous spin on a couple trying to have a baby who are having troubles. I don't find myself having much time to read, but I know when I read this I made time and read it very quickly.
Coiriel
Incredibly funny and uncanny reflection of our own IVF journey. Smart and almost impossible to put down, laughed out load a couple of times
I sometimes feel like Elton is more of a worker than an artist, although that’s probably a false dichotomy. Maybe novelists generally are more about discipline and craft than, I don’t know, magic and inspiration, but some manage to disguise it better. Perhaps something to do with the difference between being utterly absorbed by a piece, as opposed to appreciating it but still being very conscious that you are watching a play/band/construction. Occasionally I lost my self-consciousness with Inconceivable, but more often I was very aware of observational stand-up material or classic sit-com farce (e.g. the PM broadcast, the fertility rite) being incorporated into plotlines, or of the overt narrative technique of alternating voices. I’m not saying this ruins the book, but I think it’s a weakness. Occasionally I feel I’m back at the desk of the author, diligently writing up their notes – rather than on the plane or in the conversation with the actual characters. An exception to this is the short story – I think writing up an exercise or simply actualising a cool idea can be enough in that framework. However at some point in a novel a cool structural idea can move from refreshing to restrictive. I think it’s more effective, for example, that Lodge stopped being quite so tied to a formula after The British Museum is Falling Down, and might just dip into an alternative voice or text type just for a chapter or two rather than feeling he has to stick with it all the way. I am still a bit amazed that Iain M. Banks got away with his phonetic cockney voice for an entire book, but even he can sometimes let loyalty to a good idea impede the pleasure of the reader.

There are plenty of moments in the book: Elton has some writing chops, and the comic and dramatic potential of two perspectives on the same incidents is often well realised. It was ambitious for him to write half the book within this overtly personal and reflective structure from the female perspective, and he acknowledges this difficulty as a major plot point. I wonder if he had a lot of proofing/editing advice from women in the process – although Lucy’s voice – despite brutally giving her different obsessions and trappings (including un-PC vanity and coquettishness) – still often reads to me too much like Sam’s.

I sort of think of the book in three parts, where I enjoyed the start and the end more than the (larger) middle. Initially I thought it might be enjoyable to read and discuss the perspectives together with my wife, although the charm somehow faded as the chapters moved on. The middle bit relied more on set comic pieces and will she/won’t she soap opera. The surprisingly dramatic finale was more engaging (reminded me of the plot of Lively’s Passing On).
Inconceivable download epub
Contemporary
Author: Ben Elton
ISBN: 0593044797
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Press (1999)
Pages: 271 pages