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This review is from: Delete This at Your Peril: One Man's Fearless Exchanges with the Internet Spammers (Hardcover)
This book detailing Neil Forsyth's alter-ego Bob 'Godzilla' Servant's hilarious exchanges with various internet spammers will not fail to amuse even the most discerning reader. Firstly, Forsyth's description of his creation's life and career in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee) are spot on and the fact that he was once one of the foremost cheeseburger vendors and window cleaners in the area (until the gypsies allegedly stole his ladders...) are very funny indeed. The author has a surreal and somewhat bizarre sense of humour which is perfectly pitched in the eight different chapters describing Bob's exchanges with various internet hoaxers. The ones which really stood out for me and made me laugh like an idiot on the train were when he wanted to be remunerated in lions instead of cash and the fictitious stories in the local paper detailing his related activities. Bob's 'business' suggestions are even more whacky than the spammers' and most of the exchanges end with a series of odd happenings which proclude Bob from wiring the money to his 'boss'.
The good thing about this book is that it's a fairly undemanding read and hence can be enjoyed in small chunks, which is perfect for a medium length commute. After reading this I'd be very interested in the author's other titles as it's clear he's exactly on my wavelength.