Bob Servant. Highly entertaining and brilliantly deranged. Into this frustrating wave of directed marketing 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 devious sense of fair play. In collusion with his "editor" Neil Forsyth, Bob gives spammers a taste of their own medicine. Perhaps 1 short story would work, but as a large collection it is just appalling. This first book had be laughing at work when I really should of been more professional but couldn't be helped.
Side splittingly funny. 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 Your audiobook is waiting…. Delete This at Your Peril. By: Neil Forsyth. Narrated by: Cameron Stewart. Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins. People who bought this also bought Why Me?
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Publisher's Summary This is a hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. John Williams Charlotte, NC Too much and Too redundant I quite enjoyed the first story.
R 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 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. David 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.
Rather funny, but it used the same schtick with each story so the humour dried up after a few. Entertaining Bob has computer. Bob has emails. Bob is funny. Frank ThePlank is my favourite character from this book. Definitely check it out! Not as funny as it thinks it is. Jul 06, Jeanine Kupec rated it did not like it.
Somewhat amusing but a little goes a long way. Oct 26, Ashwini rated it really liked it.
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A very unique book. Spaming has been a universal bane for a while now. It could be made a ridiculously funny passtime and converted in a book Nov 08, Joanne rated it it was ok.
Humorous to start with but got very samey. Aug 23, Donna rated it it was amazing. An enjoyable way to while away a couple of hours. Apr 16, RA rated it liked it. Good for a few chuckles, but could have been about half as long. Mar 22, Caren rated it really liked it.
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I am doing the Popsugar reading challenge and when I saw this as a downloadable book from Overdrive, sorry Amazon , I figured that e-mails count as letters these days. The reader did a delightful accent and I think Bob Servant and my brother are related. Oct 14, Guyada rated it really liked it. Why fearless? I up-rated that after some thought. I actually tried the same thing - making fun of the scammers - too hard, or I had bad luck, I only managed like 10 exchanges. Anyway, maybe it is a new way of fighting online fraud - fight back and practice your writing! Mar 08, Mairi Ross Bauchop rated it really liked it.
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Reminded me of the Henry Root letters from You're going to be a bit disappointed in this book. When you first find out about it you'll think it's going to be brilliant but very soon you realise there are only so many different email scams. You'll think how did the author write a whole book on this subject without repeating every scam 2 or 3 times? Then you might find out that he only went and wrote two more Bob Servant books. I don't know about them but I believe the third one is more of a Bob Servant auto biography.
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Maybe the second bo You're going to be a bit disappointed in this book. Maybe the second book is also different in some way.
As for this, the first book, I will admit that there are some very funny moments that make you snigger a bit out loud. The way he makes each chapter different is not by what the the scammers are trying to sell, but what crazy adventure Bob chooses to take them on. I like how he gets in trouble with the postman, then captures him and keeps him prisoner under his stairs and then ultimately they become best friends and so Bob no longer needs the legal advice he is sort of being sold by the scammer.
That chapter wraps up nicely. Others are a bit more messy. One memorable one is where he makes more and more outlandish requests of Sasha as part of the business arrangement when Sasha pimp and Olga girl comes to stay with Bob in Dundee, from Russia. Would Sasha mind living in a bin? Would Sasha mind helping Bob try and beat his own record for weeing for a long time?
Bob gives up. Obviously Sasha is on to him, and probably has been for a long time. The book is introduced as though Bob is a friend of the author, but I suspect that Bob is entirely fictional, along with most of the correspondence he gets involved in. Maybe the original emails are true, and maybe up to half of some of the conversations may have occurred.