Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings
Author: Henry Beard,Douglas C. Kenney,The Harvard Lampoon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781451672664
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Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."

Bored of the rings

Bored of the rings
Author: Henry N. Beard,Douglas C. Kenney
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0575073128
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Release: 2002-03
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A cult classic for 30 years, BORED OF THE RINGS is the irreverent, inspired, rude, sometimes downright silly but always affectionate parody of Tolkien's classic fantasy. Telling wit and inspired silliness combine to provide a stripped down, laugh-a-mainute 230 page spoof of Tolkiens 1008 page masterpiece. Pulling in popular culture references and side-swipes against fantasy at large this is the essential companion volume for all Tolkien fans with a sense of humour.

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings
Author: Harvard Lampoon,Henry Beard,Douglas C. Kenney
Pages: 160
ISBN: PSU:000011893141
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Release: 1969
Editor: Signet
Language: en

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The Wobbit

The Wobbit
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781476763927
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling parody The Hunger Pains, this fresh take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a hilarious send-up of Middle-earth, publishing just in time for the major motion picture release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The sequel to the parody of the sequel to the prequel to The Lord of the Rings When Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a totally feasible quest to reclaim the hoard of Academy Awards stolen from them by the lonely Puff the Magic Dragon, senile wizard Dumbledalf suggests an unlikely and completely unqualified accomplice: Billy Bagboy, an unassuming wobbit dwelling in terrorist-riddled Wobbottabad. Along the way, the company faces Internet trolls, moblins, one really big spider that must be at least an inch and a half wide, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Livinwell to the terrors of Jerkwood and beyond, Billy will find that there is more to him than anyone—Tolkien included—ever dreamed. Propelled to his destiny by a series of courageous adventures and indented paragraphs, Billy will set out on the greatest YOLO of all time . . . one that leads deep into the dark caverns hiding a mysterious man named Goldstein, who’s just trying to have a nice seder.

The Hunger Pains

The Hunger Pains
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781451668216
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The hilarious instant New York Times bestseller, The Hunger Pains is a loving parody of the dystopian YA novel and film, The Hunger Games. Winning means wealth, fame, and a life of therapy losing means death, but also fame! This is The Hunger Pains. When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618346252
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Release: 2003-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

The Sellamillion

The Sellamillion
Author: Adam Roberts
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780575100381
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Release: 2010-09-09
Editor: Gollancz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SELLAMILLION is NOT a parody of Tolkien's THE SILMARILLION. That would be pointless because although all Tolkien fans have a copy, only three of them have read past page 40. It is, however, a parody of all that Tolkien created as he worked on LORD OF THE RINGS. The history of the elderly days. Early missing drafts of LORD OF THE RINGS. A correspondence between the author and publisher on whether it should be a Bellybutton Stud of Doom rather than a Ring of Power. An experimental version of LOTR as if written by Dr Seuss. That sort of thing. It'll be funny. Possibly hilarious. The author's told us it will be. Promised even. And he did write THE SODDIT. And that was quite funny.

The Soddit

The Soddit
Author: A. R. R. R. Roberts
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316215558
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Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bingo Grabbins is a soddit who enjoys a comfortable life (apart from his feet, of course). But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandef, and a company of bizarrely Welsh dwarves drag him away on an adventure. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard (or so they say) guarded by Smug, a large and very tedious dragon. Bingo is reluctant to take part in this insane venture, but a dwarven dagger held to his throat soon surprises even himself and off the companions go on a quest that seems truly epic (well, until you read about what later happened to Bingo's cousin, at any rate). Oh, and Bingo finds this ring thing...

The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn
Author: W. G. Sebald
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780811221306
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Release: 2016-11-08
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."

A Star Is Bored

A Star Is Bored
Author: Byron Lane
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781250266484
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender." — Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six "Wildly funny and irreverent... Lane’s writing lifts the novel far above its gossamer Hollywood setting, suffusing [the novel] with a complex sensitivity." - The New York Times Book Review A hilariously heartfelt novel influenced in part by the author’s time assisting Carrie Fisher. People Magazine Best Book of Summer 2020 - Named a Must-Read Summer book by Town & Country - Named One of the 14 Best Books of Summer 2020 by Harper's Bazaar - One of Library Journal's 2020 "Titles to Watch" - One of the 30 Best Beach Reads According to Parade Magazine She needs an assistant. He needs a hero. Charlie Besson is tense and sweating as he prepares for a wild job interview. His car is idling, like his life, outside the Hollywood mansion of Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen and People magazine’s Worst Dressed list. She's an actress in need of assistance, and he's adrift and in need of a lifeline. Kathi is an icon, bestselling author, and award-winning movie star, most known for her role as Priestess Talara in a blockbuster sci-fi film. She’s also known in another role: Outrageous Hollywood royalty. Admittedly so. Famously so. Chaotically so, as Charlie quickly discovers. Charlie gets the job, and his three-year odyssey is filled with late-night shopping sprees, last-minute trips to see the aurora borealis, and an initiation to that most sacred of Hollywood tribes: the personal assistant. But Kathi becomes much more than a boss, and as their friendship grows Charlie must make a choice. Will he always be on the sidelines of life, assisting the great forces that be, or can he step into his own life's leading role? Laugh-out-loud funny, and searingly poignant, Byron Lane's A Star is Bored is a novel that, like the star at its center, is enchanting and joyous, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Nightlight

Nightlight
Author: Harvard Lampoon (Organization)
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9780307476104
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Release: 2009
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this parody of the popular Twilight series, gawky, vampire-obsessed Belle determines that computer nerd Edwart is not only her soul mate, but also a vampire, and sets out to find a way to get him to bite her so they can spend eternity together.

National Lampoon s Doon

National Lampoon s Doon
Author: Ellis Weiner
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0586066365
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings
Author: Harvard Lampoon,Henry Beard,Douglas C. Kenney
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0451137302
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Release: 1969-09-01
Editor: Signet
Language: en

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The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780547952017
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Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

The Best of the Harvard Lampoon

The Best of the Harvard Lampoon
Author: Harvard Lampoon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501109898
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Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon—the spawning ground for Hollywood’s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists—revealing the hidden gems from their 140-year history. Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood’s best and most revered comedy writers. Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and late-night shows, including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, The Office, 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, and many others. The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon’s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements from over the years. Contributors include B.J. Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O’Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Simon Rich.

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781451672671
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Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the legendary comedic scholars who illuminated the tour de force Twilight so brilliantly in the New York Times bestselling Nightlight comes The Hunger Pains, a hilarious send-up of the immensely popular dystopian young adult novel, The Hunger Games. The classic parody of The Lord of the Rings is back! With a brand-new “boreword” by Henry Beard. The Power almighty rests in this Lone Ring. The Power, alrighty, for doing your Own Thing. If broken or busted, it cannot be remade If found, send to Sorhed (the postage is prepaid). It’s up to Boggie Frito Bugger and his band of misfits—including inept wizard Goodgulf Grayteeth, halfwit Spam Gangree, twins Moxie and Pepsi, and Arrowroot of Arrowshirt—to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits. Can they avoid death by hickey tree and escape the dread ballhog? Can the fellowship overcome the narcs and Nozdruls hounding their every move and save Lower Middle Earth once and for all? Yes, of course—this isn’t Hamlet, you know.

Kill the Farm Boy

Kill the Farm Boy
Author: Kevin Hearne,Delilah S. Dawson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781524797751
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an irreverent series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. “Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig “When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed. Praise for Kill the Farm Boy “A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style . . . a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python–esque humor and whimsy à la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dawson and Hearne’s reimagining of a traditional fairy tale is reminiscent of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and William Steig’s Shrek! Irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing until the end.”—Library Journal “Will have you laughing out loud until strangers begin to look at you oddly.”—SyFy “A smart comedy . . . nuanced, complicated, and human.”—Tordotcom “[Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne] make fun of the typical ‘white male power fantasies,’ and in that, they succeed, with their heroes all characters of color and/or falling somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella.”—Publishers Weekly

We Are Not Good People

We Are Not Good People
Author: Jeff Somers
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9781451696790
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The ethics in a world of blood are gray--and an underground strata of blood magicians has been engineering disasters for centuries in order to acquire enough fuel for their spells. They are not good people. Some practitioners, however, use the Words and a swipe of the blade to cast simpler spells, such as Charms and Cantrips to gas up one dollar bills so they appear to be twenty dollar bills. Lem Vonnegan and his sidekick Mags fall into this level of mage, hustlers and con men all. Lem tries to be ethical by using only his own blood, by not using Bleeders or "volunteers." But it makes life hard. Soon they might have to get honest work. When the pair encounters a girl who's been kidnapped and marked up with magic runes for a ritual spell, it's clear they're in over their heads. Turning to Lem's estranged master for help, they are told that not only is the girl's life all but forfeit, but that the world's preeminent mage, Mika Renar, has earth-shattering plans for her-- and Lem just got in the way. With the fate of the world on the line, and Lem both spooked and intrigued by the mysterious girl, the other nominates him to become the huckleberry who'll take down Renar. But even if he, Mags, and the simpletons who follow him prevail, they're dealing with the kind of power that doesn't understand defeat, or mercy."--Amazon.com

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings
Author: Anonim
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0575074531
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bored of the Rings was the original scatalogical, bizarre, sometimes perverse always hilarious parody of the 20th century's favourite book and the new century's cinematic phenomenon. Now illustrated thoughout in full colour by Douglas Carrel in a manner which is in no-way a further cynical cash-in, Bored of the Rings will reach fans both new and old whose Tolkien collection will not be complete without this new enhanced edition.

Tolkien

Tolkien
Author: David Day
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780684839790
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Release: 1991
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sections alphabetically list facts about the history, geography, sociology, natural history, and biography of Tolkien's imaginary world