Friday, 9 December 2011

8+: Boring, Botty and Spong - Russell Ash

Release Date: 03/11/11


Have you ever been to a place called Boring? Met Mr Botty? Used a piece of Spong equipment? These are just three of the real-life places, people and things from around the world that feature in best-selling non-fiction author Russell Ash's fabulous new book. Jam-packed full with lists of names plus fascinating facts, stories and anecdotes, "Boring, Botty and Spong" will keep you entertained for hours on end! You'll find names to make you wonder, think and certainly laugh out loud.


I was really looking forward to this book as I love titles that are full of fun, factual pieces of trivia that very few seem to know. The problem with this book however is that it reads like a long list and as such I feel will miss its place with the audience as they’ll take one look and wonder where the interest is.

It is researched very well but for me the execution falls a little flat with just the facts and no other information at hand to help keep it in the memory. Its information overload and for me would have been better had it had the writing style of Mitchell Symons to help bring it to life. A great shame all in and heres hoping a future edition will fix this major problem.

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