Delete This at Your Peril
The Bob Servant Emails
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 May 2011|
This is an hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant, now republished with previously unreleased material. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over GBP150m 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. The spammers may have breached his firewall, but they have met their match as Bob Servant rises heroically to the challenge, and sows confusion in his wake.
About the Author
Bob Servant is a sixty-two-year-old, semi-retired resident of Dundee. He has previously worked as a merchant sailor and window cleaner, among other occupations, but now describes himself as 'an unemployed gigolo'. Neil Forsyth is an author and journalist. A fellow Dundonian and friend to Bob Servant for over twenty years, he has recently completed Servant's biography, Bob Servant: Hero of Dundee, also available from Birlinn.
I have worked with a lot of funny men - Peter Cook, Spike Milligan, Harry Enfield. Bob Servant is in a class of his own. Barry Fantoni, Private Eye Delete This at Your Peril is a very, very funny book...You will piss yourself and then quote sections of the book repeatedly within your circle of friends. Irvine Welsh Neil has captured something particular of the Dundonian, surreal sense of humour. And I don't think we've ever had that before. We've had Billy Connolly and Lex McLean's Glasgow stories and traditions, but now we've got this Dundee creature who is just so funny...I was in hysterics. Brian Cox A very funny book. Lorraine Kelly Incredibly funny. Jimmy Boyle, author of A Sense of Freedom Hilarious. I laughed so much I nearly gave him my account number. Martin Kelner, The Guardian Reminds me of how good comic writing can be...the surrealism is perfect. Scotland on Sunday This is the funniest book I've ever read. Ally Ross, The Sun Genius! Highly entertaining and brilliantly deranged. Maxim He's a Henry Root for the digital age...a hilarious collection GT Magazine Hurrah for Bob Servant! Read it in private as it will make you laugh out loud. The Book Magazine Some of the funniest emails you will ever read...The ride is wild and extremely funny. Lunch.com Delete This At Your Peril will not win the Booker Prize. The Kilkenny Advertiser
|Publisher: ||Birlinn Ltd|