This is a hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over £150 million a year from British victims. Into this wave of corruption steps the brave figure of Bob Servant - a former window cleaner and cheeseburger magnate with a love of wine, women and song as well as a keen sense of fair play. This wickedly funny and original book features the anarchic exchanges between Bob and the hapless spam merchants.
As they offer Bob lost African millions, Russian brides and get-rich-quick scams he responds by generously offering some outlandish schemes of his own… Cameron Stewart reads this laugh-out-loud collection from Neil Forsyth.
©2007 Neil Forsyth (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
I quite enjoyed the first story. After years of getting spam, it is quite enjoyable to hear someone putting one over on the scammers and the spammers. However, the pleasure is quickly reduced as the overall theme simply repeats over and over again. I would say this is the equivalent of prank calls with the sole difference that the victims are getting their just treatment.
I could see why others would enjoy this book, but for me, the humor was shallow. Perhaps 1 short story would work, but as a large collection it is just appalling.
The author can be quite witty and as such, I would give this book a 2 even though I couldn’t personally finish it.
"Dont Buy this book at your peril"
This first book had be laughing at work when I really should of been more professional but couldn't be helped. Side splittingly funny
"A brilliant novel and so true"
This is the funniest book about the perils of the Internet that I have come across in a long time. I wish I had the time and resources to do the same sort of things as the hero here, scammer-baiting can be so rewarding :-)
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