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Re: There's this book....

To: Barrie Robinson <>
Subject: Re: There's this book....
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:48:19 -0500 (EST)
Anyone read the NYTimes book review today?  Ray Blount, jr (from NPR, 
Wait, Wait, Don't tell me...a comedy news hour) reviewed this book 
fairly appropriately.
    a vomit omelette?


On Sat, 19 Nov 2005, Barrie Robinson wrote:

> I do not think the book is satire at all.  Satire is the exposure of
> folly or faults of things by humour.  This, he does not do.  Instead
> he slams the 'thing' itself NOT the fault.  If he had poked fun at
> the MGB being able to reach 80mph only with a tail wind of 40mph then
> I would laugh.  Or if he pointed out the lack of sorted heaters (they
> work well when fixed!) - again I would laugh.  But just to criticise
> for the purpose of selling the book   hmmmm?
> At 02:34 PM 11/18/2005, Carl French wrote:
>> It is just satire. Go to his website;
>> <> It is just like 'the onion'
>> Carl
>> Barrie Robinson <> wrote:
>> As I said before PLEASE no one buy this book! I hate seeing these
>> types making money from such promotional rubbish.
>> At 10:57 AM 11/18/2005, Simon Matthews wrote:
>>> On 11/18/05, Gosling, Richard B wrote:
>>>> Take it on the chin!
>>>> I bought the UK version of this book that came out about a year
>>> ago. Of the
>>>> 50 cars featured, I had owned 4 of them through the last few years!
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> Regards
> Barrie
> Barrie Robinson
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