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Bored of the Rings

Gollancz S.F.

By The Harvard Lampoon

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Format: Hardback, 240 pages, New edition Edition
Other Information: 1 maps
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 September 2001
Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for nearly 30 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole this is a killingly effective parody of Lord of the Rings. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum), to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, meanminded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo) no character is safe. Fleeing the Nozdrul, bored by acid-casualty Tim Benzedrine and harrassed throughout by the minions of Sorhed the fellowship move through a Middle Earth like no other. Short, sharp and very much to the point even Tolkien would be hard-pressed to surpress a giggle at Bored of the Rings.

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Published to coincide with the media blitz surrounding the release of the first of the Lord of the Rings Films. A bestseller in the US for 27 years - available for the first time in the UK and for the first time in hardback in the world. Cruelly funny, but like all effective parodies - an affectionate parody. Will appeal to 90 per cent of Tolkien fans. A parody of 'The Book of the Century'. The Lord of the Rings is a publishing phenomenon. 6.99 hardback - excellent value for money.

About the Author

The Harvard Lampoon are Douglas Kenney and Henry Beard. They wrote Bored of the Rings when they were at Harvard University. They then went on to found The National Lampoon, America's most notorious satirical institution.

EAN: 9780575073623
ISBN: 0575073624
Publisher: Gollancz
Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 2.5 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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"If i were thee," said Goodgulf, "I would start on thy journey soon." Frito looked up absently from his rutabaga tea.
"For half a groat you can be me, Goodgulf. I don't remember volunteering for this Ring business."
"This is not the time for idle banter," said the wizard, pulling a rabbit from his battered hat. "Dildo left days ago and awaits you at Riv'n'dell, as will I. There the fate of the Ring will be decided by all the peoples of Lower Middle Earth."

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