Memory Lane Monday: Inconceivable by Ben Elton

Welcome to Memory Lane Mondays!

This is a weekly feature of unforgettable books I have read in times past which have not had the chance to be reviewed on this blog as I read them a long time ago. Lets’ call them my personal classics. I will be featuring a new favorite every week and I hope you will be interested to read and enjoy some as I have.

This week’s pick is….


‘Inconceivable’ by Ben Elton



This book was my first introduction to Ben Elton’s world of fantastic reads. I went into reading this book with the thought that I was going into a heavy themed book based on the topic which borders around infertility. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how it was so well written with great wit that I felt so comfortable reading the story. Ben Elton is one of the few authors I know who can effortlessly write about very sensitive and relevant subjects in such a way that the reader feels comfortable and even finds humor in reading some of life’s harshest realities.

This book stands out from all the books I have read by the author and is an easy go-to when I seem to be experiencing a reading slump. I highly recommend it to all lovers of fiction and humor.


Lucy desperately wants a baby. Sam is determined to write a hit movie. The problem is that both their efforts seem to be unfruitful. And given that the average IVF cycle has about a one in five chance of going into full production, Lucy’s chances of getting what she wants are considerably better than Sam’s.

What Sam and Lucy are about to go through is absolutely inconceivable. The question is, can their love survive?

Inconcievable confirms Ben Elton as one of Britain’s most significant, entertaining and provocative writers.

ben eltonThe Author:

Ben Elton was born on 3 May 1959, in Catford, South London. The youngest of four, he went to Godalming Grammar school, joined amateur dramatic societies and wrote his first play at 15. He wanted to be a stagehand at the local theatre, but instead did A-Level Theatre Studies and studied drama at Manchester University in 1977.

His career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. His ground breaking work as a TV stand-up comedian set the (high) standard of what was to follow. He has received accolades for his hit TV sit-coms, The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line.

More recently he has had successes with three hit West End musicals, including the global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written three plays for the London stage, including the multi-award-winning Popcorn. Ben’s international bestselling novels include Stark, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society. He won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for the novel Popcorn.

Elton lives in Perth with his Aussie wife Sophie and three children.

Published: October 10, 2000 by Corgi

Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction (humor)

Buy: Amazon

Have you read this book or any book by the author?

If you have, what are your thoughts about this book or any of his books you have read?

If you haven’t, then I highly recommend.

Thanks for stopping by and have a splendid week ahead.

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