Some of the greatest spoof novels in the world are the globally famous, printed in many languages, books of the football hooligan genre.
This genre of books fist appeared in the late nineties and the popularity continues to grow. These spoof novels have led to films, TV programmes and the birth of such websites as TheSpoof.com.
These books are nearly always a perfect spoof a good example being Hull City Psychos,copyright Milo Publishing 2002, by their very nature there is no obligation to the truth, names are changed as a matter of course, people have multiple identities, stories are made up and presented as facts, other people's stories may well appear in other people's books, under other names on days when they were not there and so on and so forth. The perfect spoof.
This book contains a short story of how a group of men in a minibus saved a pub in Shrewsbury from being damaged. Amongst many others. Who is to say whether this story or indeed any others are true or not but either way you would have to admit that those blokes in the minibus were damn fine blokes.
Polite and well mannered, but alas. Not a quality writer amongst them. But who needs quality of that sort, I couldn't even say if there were spoof writers lurking in this chapter or any others, hard to say, spreads four decades this particular book and there are many other books out there of a similar nature.
I get the the feeing that people who write this kind of rubbish would be attracted to a website such as TheSpoof.com.
I certainly was