Would You BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge The Curious Incident of the Dog in a Nightdress by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge

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Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

(then write a little analysis about your decision)

This week my chosen search word was “Nightdress”

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Book Description

So there I was roysh, life focked, reputation focked, finances focked – everything completely focked, roysh, and we’re talking big time. And it’s all Fionn’s fault, basically. He’s the four-eyed focker who told me that, like, the first time you do it, roysh, you’re firing blanks. Like an unloaded Uzi – seriously impressive, hard as fock and totally ready for action, but the safety’s, like, on, you know. Well that was a pile of stinking turds for storters. And of course it’s muggins here who ends up with the kid – life is SO focking unfair. On top of all that, roysh, the goys stort to, like, totally lose it – JP has gone all Jesus on my orse, Oisinn is basically trying to fock over Interpol and Christian is talking about weddings and, I don’t know, love and stuff. I mean, I am seriously beginning to feel like I am the only good-looking, loaded, sane goy in the whole of, like, Dublin.

Price £6.49 for 320 pages on Kindle

Reviews; 8

Would I BUY or PASS? ……PASS


The comic book cover in a bright yellow first attracted me, the title was fun and drew me in, this was obviously going to be a funny read. The book description showed me just what line of comedy the book was going down, the Irish do like to laugh at themselves, but for me there will be too much swearing for me to enjoy the book. It is very pricey for a kindle edition too, not much lower than the £8.99 paperback. This will appeal to many who like this style of humour, but it wasn’t for me.

Here are links to others taking part in this week’s challenge.

Barb has a children’s book about a dog – http://barbtaub.com/2015/08/07/buy-or-pass-dog-days-of-summer-and-fridayfivechallenge-from-rosieamber1/

Alison has gone in search of a French themed book – https://alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/fridayfivechallenge-isabella-braveheart-of-france-by-colin-falconer-rosieamber1/

Cathy has a Christmas book – https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/friday-five-challenge-buyorpass-christmas-spirit-by-susan-buchanan-fridayfivechallenge/

Liz chose a mystery set in the Algarve – https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/friday-five-challenge-8/comment-page-1/#comment-179

Shelley is on holiday but has posted an update on where she is with some of the books she bought – http://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2015/08/07/buy-or-pass-a-recap-on-the-fridayfivechallenge/comment-page-1/#comment-591

Terry has been thinking about being over 50 and what’s out there in the book world – http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/would-you-buy-or-pass-11.html


13 thoughts on “Would You BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge The Curious Incident of the Dog in a Nightdress by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

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  3. I bought this book by accident when it first came out, confusing it with the other book of a similar name …it was of it’s time, and I laughed until I cried. Have read them all now, and really enjoyed them.


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