Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The most tasteless book plug ever?

Austrian Times reports the horrific case of a Norwegian man who killed his mother and cut up her body with a chainsaw, allegedly after she declined to read a book about Natascha Kampusch. She had described the account of the kidnap victim's seven year ordeal as "not my cup of tea", whereupon her "severely psychotic" son - who believed that Kampusch was his daughter - went berserk and shot her.

This is how the report ends:

Allan Hall, who wrote the book, told the Austrian Times: "I always thought the book was a killer read! It's a shame his mother didn't give it a go."

Did he? Did he really?

Oh dear.