Better read than dead

Remember my Sunday Times column The Whipping Boy? Of course you do. Did you ever buy the book of the same name? Of course you didn’t. But now you can. It’s one of six of my books currently available as downloads. You’ll find the books under Contraband.

10 thoughts on “Better read than dead

  1. Itumeleng says:

    To think that my then 76 year old mother introduced me to “Whipping Boy” a few years ago…on a column where u were putting yourself up as candidate of King.😂😂’s been a blast following you Sir. I will definitely ensure your survival by donating towards your beer.

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      Your mother deserves a special place in heaven.

  2. Dee says:

    Dear Ben

    You’re just fantastic, I do so love your sense of Humour and infact even own The Whipping Boy in hard copy…

    I’d love to support your column, as I am sure would many South Africans who also no longer live in the country!

    Please set up to receive sponsorship for beer through Paypal!

    Thank you,

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      Thanks Dee! That’s all the encouragement I need. Will look into it.

  3. Sharon McKenzie says:

    Hi Ben

    I bought three of your books. My “friends” “borrowed” it – permanently. You inscribed On The Run for me. It made my day :). When I purchase The Whipping Boy – I hope I will keep this book a secret. Please inscribe it for me again. Regards ….. SHARON

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      Never lend your books to anyone, Sharon, least of all friends. I’ve lost thousands that way over the years. It’s going to be difficult to inscribe your copy of The Whipping Boy because it’s, er, an ebook. You’ll be downloading it and reading it on your computer or phone. But if you ever find a hard copy, I’ll be happy to. Thanks for buying it, anyway.

  4. Paulw says:

    Fantastic post, i enjoy your words, i appreciate these words, scotch is a fantasic drink, its easy goinG and i try to put the drink at easy going down, i gave up today on scotch, i cant drink it if i lose it or my brain doesnt reply, im losT in your enigma and tapestry, i need more medicine, im not mmeking smmoe sense. I try to read y work m. Thanks, sir. ☺ yeah smiley faces are gay i know, lol

  5. Nkululeko Mvulana says:

    I bought two of your books Whipping Boy and Still On the Run from those thugs at Non-Exclusive Books and enjoyed them thoroughly (and lost half my pension in the process). I’m mortified that you are practically giving them away for R50!!! Have they lost that much value?
    Nkululeko, Cape Town

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      Thing is, Nkululeko, we live in a country where only 14% of the population buys books. I like to think that if books were cheaper, more people would buy them. Also, since I’m selling them as ebooks, I don’t have to cover printing, distribution and other costs. Thanks for buying those two!

    2. TJ says:

      Good to see that there are decent followers of Ben. I feel ok now

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