A man who was looking into the affairs of a writer on the satirical news website, TheSpoof.com, was astonished to find that a book written by that writer was listed on www.Amazon.com at a rather pricey $965.90, which took some believing, I can tell you!
Moys Kenwood, 56, was perusing the profile of the erstwhile spoof writer Scott Talbot Evans, and clicked on his Homepage link:
seeing, there, that Mr Evans was responsible for some literature in book form, and decided to see what these books were 'going for' on Amazon.
Mr Evans first listed book on the shopping website, 'Foxavier and Plinka', was available for the rather steep sum of $965.90. This seemed too much. There were, it has to be said, six 'Used' offers starting at $19.12, but still...
The only thing that Kenwood could think of that might make the book worth more than could, in his wildest dreams, be imagined, was the fact that the cover of the edition shows his name as 'Scott Evans', not 'Scott Talbot Evans'.
A collector's item, perchance?
'Foxavier and Plinka' is the funny satirical story of a man trying to recover from OCD, and find love as a 40-year-old virgin, and might best be read at bedtime.
Amazon.com were asked to comment, but have, thus far, failed to respond.