Spam or not?

Unlike Lisa, Kristen here seems legit.

I am writing to you from Simon & Schuster, to offer you review copies of two wonderful works on Indian Literature that we will be publishing this Fall.

Q&A by Vikas Swarup is the story of how an illiterate waiter from Mumbai wins the one billion rupee jackpot in the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is promptly arrested for cheating. The novel unfolds as he reviews the videotapes with his lawyer, telling her how, growing up an orphan boy, he came by the crucial wisdom and trivia that enabled him to sail through the quiz show without a single pass. It reads a little like a fable, is rigourously logical, and gives us a dark and witty picture of humanity in all its guises

A bestseller in India, Untouchables is Narendra Jadhav's memoir which tells the deeply moving story of his father, who was born an untouchable, and his incredible journey to freedom. This is not only a personal memoir but an important social chronicle of the revolution of India's Dalit class, "the untouchables."

Please contact me and I would be happy to send you a copy of each book for your review.

Kristen xxxxxx
Marketing Manager, Scribner & Touchstone/Fireside
Phone xxx-xxx-xxxx

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Email headers look okay. The online and offline addresses are bonafide. The books actually exist. Still, I am not too sure. I mean asking me to review books? And these are not even geeky books!

I think I just don't realize how sophisticated my online persona is. ;-)

PS: Anyone read these books?


Q&A is an absolute time-pass book, it makes no sense whatsoever. Masala-thriller genre. Mon. Swaroop spins a wonderful yarn. :)

making us type in antrix 'coz you are lazy to moderate the comments.. tsk tsk.. you think up of something new.

I would moderate if it was trivial. Since all comments go into a text file, I have to ssh in to the server and selectively delete the spam from the comments file. The simplicity of Blosxom comes at a price :(

as for something new... a new word maybe? ;-)

Hey why dont u take hte book from Deepak J (a little late I am as usual =D)? I love the book, it is as racy as 24

I love the text captcha that antrix is using. very smart :)

It's actually not spam! Have got the books mailed to me by Kirsten last week and am probably starting Q&A tonight!

yup, she told me they'll be shipping out copies for me real soon.

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