Wiffle Lever To Full!

Daleks, Death Stars and Dreamy Sci-Fi Nostalgia…

There’s Only One Thing Worse Than Being Talked About…

…and in my experience, that’s Athlete’s Foot.

Anyway, I’ve just been wading through loads of newspapers and magazines that have accumulated in the special ‘Wiffle Drawer’ of my spare room filing cabinet over the last few weeks, and I’ve found some really nice reviews of the book – so I’ve scanned a few and bunged them in a ‘Really Nice Reviews’ page (look to your right). Apologies as well for the dust and detritus that seems to have crept into my scanner! Scientists have speculated that 96% of the universe is made up of a mysterious thing called ‘dark matter’, whose nature is so enigmatic that they’re not completely sure they’ll ever really know what it is. Apart from in our house, where it consists almost entirely of dog hair.

Anyway, here’s a few nice snippets…

‘Anyone who agrees that Star Wars was a defining moment of our collective childhoods will love this book’ – The Times

‘Witty and heartwarming… will give anyone from the era of Spam Fritters and Blue Riband biscuits a Proustian rush’ **** – SFX

‘Will have you hitching aboard the Millenium Falcon to a galaxy overflowing with infinite possibilities and fat beardy blokes in furry nappies pretending they’re in Discworld’ **** – Metro

‘Guaranteed to make you yearn for days of yore… don’t be surprised to find yourself laughing at more in-jokes than you care to admit’ **** – Focus

‘Amiable and amusing… what Bob Fischer offers is a glimpse into the world of fandom cranked up, on holiday, given licence to be sillier than usual’ – The Telegraph

These are the nicest things anybody has said about my writing since 1982, when Mr Millward told me my story about being trapped under the floorboards of a smuggler’s hideout on the North Yorkshire Moors was ‘a pleasure to read’. NB North Yorkshire is not especially noted for its smuggling trade, so heaven knows where I got that from.

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2 Comments»

  boiledspoons wrote @

Hi,
I’ve just finished reading “Wiffle”. Best book I’ve read in a long time.
A pleasure to read ^_^

I’ve been to a few conventions and encountered quite a few situations similar to the ones you describe…

  bobfischer wrote @

Thanks Mr Spoons! That’s really nice to hear, so glad you enjoyed it. Although I’m hoping your experiences didn’t mirror mine too closely, or else that means you too have a collection of psychopathic Robin Of Sherwood dolls in your spare room cupboard….


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