Fossils

Viagra, Snuff, and Rock 'n' Roll

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
374 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2019
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Author Biography

Originally from Cleethorpes, UK, and now living in Cambodia, Robert A Webster embodies both hearty wit and adventurous vigour, making his prose insanely memorable and incessantly enjoyable.
His first novel Siam Storm received rave reviews in southeast Asia, with the sequels, Chalice and Bimat, similarly acclaimed. Protector, the fourth book of the Siam Storm series, continues the journey of the lovable scallywags who have a penchant for mischief. The books document high-octane escapades and colourful, fantastical narratives that don't stop.
His other hilarious novels include Fossils, The Gobs, and Spice, and his journey into the Paranormal genre with the PATH series, and his children’s book Ratchet and Stench, makes him an adaptable imaginative writer.
Along with his fiction novels, he has two non-fiction works. 1) Diabetes type 2 –How to help you safely lower your blood sugar with the tree of life, which follows his and co-authors research into the Moringa Tree and it benefits for Diabetics. 2) Something to Read While Travelling-Thailand. A comprehensive travel companion to accompany travellers on their journey through, The Land of Smiles.


His unique brand of snarky humour and imaginative storytelling breathe vivid life into his work, which combines comical British characters with exotic Southeast Asian settings. The result is "brilliant" and "unpredictable," as Dinorah Blackman of Readers' Favorite says. Awarding his books 5-star ratings.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Fossils: Viagra, Snuff, and Rock and Roll by Robert A. Webster is a brilliantly written rockumentary story about four senior citizens that meet in a retirement home. When Charles loses his wife, he and his grand piano are placed in a retirement home. On his first day, Charles meets three new friends that talk him into joining their rock and roll band. With their stage names, Steve is "Strat" on guitar; Wayne is "Chippers," and with his false fingers he is on Bass; Elvin is "Sticks" on the drums, and then they choose the name "Knobby" for Charles to which he agrees. Then they choose the perfect name for their band of old-timers, "Fossils." The band had met with much disapproval until Charles, "Knobby," joins and they begin writing their own songs. When they decide to take a chance and play in a local pub, what started out as jokes and jeers quickly changed to applause and cheers from the crowd. Their popularity grows when DJ "Kipper" records them and submits the recording to a contest to find the next great band in the UK since the Beatles.

Mr. Webster does an amazing job of breathing life into this comedic masterpiece. Once the band gets to southeast Asia, their popularity grows as much as their lust for life. Their life of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and alcohol could easily rival that of the most iconic bands during the British invasion. The author describes in detail the lifestyle, atmosphere, and culture of Southeast Asia. The author is able to move the story back and forth from Southeast Asia to the United Kingdom where the band's popularity is growing as fast as their sales. The legend of this mysterious band grows as the band evades the freelance photographers and journalists looking to make a name for themselves. Robert A. Webster's knowledge of music and instruments is right on point, as well as the prostitutes that take advantage of our lonely senior citizens. As the book neared its end, Fossils had me hollering "Encore!"The surprise that caught me off guard had me laughing out loud at the author's genius. Encore!