Book review – ‘Tea, Sandwiches and Hardcore Pornography’ by Trevor Mcinsley



Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Plot:
From the creator of Sixteen Alligators and a Trebuchet, Trevor Mcinsley Moments and any number of other books that you have never heard of comes… this book. Yeah, melodrama is not my strong suit. Fortunately comedy is…
Trevor Mcinsley is a man with one simple aim: To find out what happens when you send over 300 of the most bizarre emails imaginable to various supermarkets, car companies, customer service departments and warring East Asian nations…
The results might surprise you.
For instance who’d have thought an email about contracting leprosy in a Lidl supermarket would get a serious response?
Or one about hang gliding from the top of the CN Tower?
Or asking Pringles why they have never run an ad which simply says ‘Pringles: Eat them or we will murder you and your family’?
Or asking about bringing an air horn to mass at St Paul’s Cathedral?
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…
Or… well, you get the point.

Review:
Last night, after doing a tonne of work during the day, I flicked through my unread kindle books looking for something light to read. “Tea, Sandwiches and Hardcore Pornography” was the book that I finally settled upon.
The idea is simple, email customer service departments (etc.) of various companies and institutions with unusual, and often ridiculous, complaints and ideas and see how they respond. Simple as the concept is, it results in some rather hilarious exchanges as people try to do their jobs in the face of adversity.
I can’t really give this book as long a review as I would normally because it’s hard to comment on the usual aspects I would comment upon (there’s no real plotline or characters, for example). That said, I did enjoy reading through Mcinsley’s collection of emails and would recommend others do the same if they have a spare moment or two. 
I also worry what type of people are going to be drawn to my blog by this title… It’s not what you think!!
As I write, this book is free for kindle if you click here!

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