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A modern take on an old idea
on 8 September 2014
Whilst the source playground is the internet, and specifically E-Bay, the concept is an old one.
Here, the author sends questions to E-Bay sellers asking naive or slightly odd questions and engaging them in spurious and sometimes humorous exchanges. It works well sometimes, less well at others, and I found it a little tiresome at times.
I did like the way there was a light narrative as the exchanges progressed - the back story moves on with time, which would have worked very well in the blog format from which the book is derived. But, the targets were quite obvious, and whilst I enjoyed it, there are much better examples of the genre out there.
Worth a giggle though, especially when the price is so reasonable.