Friday, 7 October 2011

Guest post by Scott Pack

Here’s a picture of a dodo.

More of a silhouette really, isn’t it? There are loads of these in my book.

You see, every entry in 21st Century Dodos is given a dodo rating of between one and five dodos. One being ‘not very rare’ and five for ‘extinct’. Although, thinking about it, I don’t think there are actually any One Dodo items in the book.

There are some Two Dodo entries though. C&A warrants just a pair, despite the fact that there hasn’t been a branch of their shop anywhere in the UK since 2001, as they are still going strong in Europe. Beyonce even has a clothing range there.

Telephone boxes are clearly still dotted around the landscape, so also get rated a 2, even though hundreds of them go unused every year (451 in Scotland neither received nor made a single call last year). Sadly, there are loads of Five Dodo entries ranging from Betamax to World of Sport, interludes to Texan bars. But what on earth am I going on about?

Well, my book is a collection of eulogies, tributes and fond farewells to the many inanimate objects that many of us grew up with but are now on the verge of extinction – a collection of 21st Century Dodos.
Things such as audio cassettes, the Ford Cortina, rotary dial telephones and Concorde. See? If you are in the mood for a bit of a nostalgia-fest then perhaps you’d like to check it out. All my royalties will go towards buying cake.

Tomorrow I'll be posting here as part of my blog tour. Visit Amazon to buy the book or if you'd like to purchase the ebook click here.

3 comments:

Gillian McDade said...

Looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for sharing with us, Scott.

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Whaddya mean, extinct - I still use audio cassettes... :0
Very best of luck with the book, Scott!
Susiex

Scott Pack said...

It was a pleasure to be your guest on the blog, thanks so much for having me!