The most boring book ever with Motorhome in the title?

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  1. reckless

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    As a Xmas present, my son gave us a book titled Two Old Farts and a Motorhome!!

    Guilty as charged but he really ought to have read the Amazon reviews first xroll:

    It has very little to do with motorhomes and the author (female) can't write for toffee. How it ever got published is a mystery. She uses ridiculously fussy, overly descriptive writing in an effort to fill a page with the likes of "we went to a local restaurant for dinner" (who cares). It's entertaining only in the sense that Brian reads it out loud to me and we guffaw at how stupid it is.

    @ianthebuilder get yourself a ghost writer quick....you'll make a fortune.

    @MinxyGirl I wouldn't dream of telling my son this book is anything but fantastic :xwink:

    And on a selfish note, thankfully this wasn't the only present my son gave me :xgrin:

    Happy New Year to all

    Karen
     
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    Self published - that's how Anyone can do it (unfortunately)
     
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  3. KeithChesterfield

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    Have a look at 'Pusser's Progress' - I thought it was a good laugh - I also like Mrs Brown's Boys!
     
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    Loads of these sort of books about, same as the ones about buying properties in France, Spain and the like, always falling down and dubious builders and farmers about, once you've read one you have read them all:xsmile:
     
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    When it came out, I thought it absolutely dreadful and wrote a review saying so on Amazon. What followed went on for months, rambling personal abuse from the writer and the writer's friends and family. The book really is nonsense, if I remember rightly, things like, we got stuck taking the van up a mountain, then a few pages later they did it again same van, same incident but different mountain.
     
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    Years ago my Gran gave my brother a book for his birthday.
    'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'.
    He was always ridding & playing with motorbikes one way or another!
     
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    They should have stuck with the first 3 words in the title.....just about summed it up. Fortunately the kindle version was cheap as I remember.
     
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    Not quite complying with the title, but I downloaded "The Fulltimers" following info on the web that it was "free". What a waste of money! :rolleyes:

    Fortunately my review on Amazon did not attract the problems faced by @kglblue

    Many blogs which I have read are far, far better - Gordon
     
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    I think we have this on kindle, can't recall the content...looks like one of us is going to have to revisit it, I'm intrigued now :)
    Think it was either a freebie or very cheap though.
     
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    Our Daughter bought it for my Birthday last year - Totally booooorrrrriiiiiiing! :sleep:
     
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    We got it as a present for xmas I suppose we will have to read anyway.

    Bill and Lynne
     
  12. reckless

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    LOL well I won't be reading it! If we get really stuck for something to do, Brian can read a few more excerpts so we can have a laugh. So it is humorous but not in the way the writer intended.

    The motorhome present thing....we've had the campervan recipe book (x2), campervan tea towels, a campervan tray etc etc most of these things come in handy. And the R/C VW Camper is great fun.

    Karen
     
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    Bought it when it was on offer (Kindle). Gave up reading it fairly quickly as boring and very badly written
     
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