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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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"Vulgar depravity" sells big!

US online retailer Narnes & Boble are reporting unprecedented demand for publishing sensation The Dorking Review.

The controversial book, published in September, features the lunatic ramblings of a group of writers often to be found skulking around popular news website, TheSpoof.

An immediate hit, the book has made waves throughout the literary world and the publisher was looking forward to Christmas bonanza.

But there are now fears that supply will be unable to keep up with demand.

"We just can't get enough copies," said a Narnes & Boble spokesman.

"Reviews began appearing on our website that bore all the hallmarks of a campaign organised by sad, bitter and jealous unpublished authors. We considered removing these comments as biased but once people started reading them The Dorking Review began flying off the shelves."

Endorsements included: "It is a compound of vulgar depravity and unnatural horrors;" and "Highly insulting, the book should have an adult only warning then burned."

One critic admits to not even reading the book but endorses it with the resigned compliment to the authors: "Too many people out there are watching you!"

"You can't buy this kind of publicity," added the spokesman. "We are in constant touch with the publishers and hopefully we won't disappoint the thousands of customers applying for copies."

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