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  • Writer's pictureChris Green

“Not even my wife has satisfied me this well”

Yeah, so this is a strange one – I love receiving feedback on the Unremarkable Book, from Tweets, to passing conversations to reviews on Amazon, however, this one left me with some “mixed” feelings:


This… this?

As you can see by the date, this review was posted some time ago and I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it.

But now it’s sunk in, I feel like highlighting some of my “favourite” bits from one Gordon Strunk.

“A Truly Splendid Trip to Cornwall”

Positive feedback is good and I’m flattered to here that my words may have had a more satisfying effect on someone than nearly four decades of marriage. Although once the moment of flattery had passed I began to worry for their relationship, has Mr Strunk shared my work with his wife? Better yet, has he spoken to her about their marital problems?

I guess we’ll never know… I do hope those stitches healed alright.

“A Gentleman of Advanced Years”

Being referenced as a “young Christopher Green” and a “gentleman of advanced years” within the same review is a little confused, then again if this was written shortly after it being read, I guess he might have been somewhat delirious.

NB: the “advanced years” remark does give me an inkling as to the true identity of this reviewer.

“Rollercoast Ride”

Is the “rollercoast” another reference to that trip to Cornwall?

I’ll leave that one to sink in for a bit…

True Identity

Would I be overdoing it if I were to say that Gordon Strunk is my Moriarty?

Whether he (or she) is my true antithesis or arch nemesis I’m not so sure, but I want to remove some of the enigma around the identity of this reviewer.

Having said that, I have had no luck recently having asked around and pretty-much interrogated the most likely suspects (well, almost all of them) – so I’m drawing a blank now.

My last ditch attempt to solve the mystery was an Anagram Solver – which, surprise surprise, was no help at all:

“No answers found for ‘GordonStrunk’. Check you entered the letters correctly.”

Strunk 2 – 0 Green

Thank You Gordon Strunk

By this point I’d hope that you’d have twigged (as I did after I read the title) that this review might have been slightly subversive and more than likely disingenuous.

However, it was amusing and it’s contributed to my (slowly growing) 5/5 star rating on Amazon (never a bad thing) and it has given me something to blog about long after the event – thank you Gordon Strunk, whoever you are!


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