Bob Servant is a colorful local character in Broughty Ferry, Scotland. When freelance journalist Neil Forsyth discovers that Bob has been responding to his email spam, he begins to research the facts of Bob's messages and finds a series of entertaining interactions waiting to be shared. Bob turns the tables on the spammers, asking them for lions, legal help, recipes for African cuisine and paintings. He negotiates for a better percentage with the supposed African king's son and plays along with the Russian bride scam.
While some of the stories are a bit bawdy (think Dave Barry meets Benny Hill), Bob Servant's creativity in beating the spammers at their own game is genius. For anyone who's ever wondered what one might do to make spammers go away, Bob seems to have found an amusing answer.
Reviewed by ld, 11/08. Other reviews by ld.