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Giveaway Review THE WOBBIT by HARVARD LAMPOON @TouchstoneBooks @harvardlampoon


Book Description

 November 26, 2013
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.

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About the Author
The Harvard Lampoon debuted in February 1876 and is the world’s longest continually published humor magazine. Lampoon alumni include comedians Conan O’Brien, Andy Borowitz, Greg Daniels, Jim Downey, Al Jean, and B.J. Novak. Other alums have written for Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Futurama, Late Night with David Letterman, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, and dozens of other shows. The Harvard Lampoon is also the author of Nightlightand The Hunger Pains. Visit HarvardLampoon.com.

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MY THOUGHTS

REALLY LIKED IT

This isn't so much a parody and it is more of a satire of current events and internet trolls.  It is somewhat based on The Hobbit with Aaron Sorenkinsheild and his little people quest for the gold (academy awards) that a dragon (PUFF!) controls. There quest, of course, this being an Internet meme, is a YOLO.   It contains everything from the Kardashians, Harry Potter to Star Wars with some middle earth memes thrown in for balance.  It is super sarcastic and makes fun of almost every flame war that occurs on the Internet these days.  I mean troll and flame wars are literal here!

The characters mirror those in The Hobbit, but just barely.  Bilbo Baggins is re imagined as Billy Bagboy, an obese troll, who considers eating as much as possible as his true occupation.  Gandalf has become Dumbledalf, in sort of a cross breeding with Dumbledore.  While Elrond is now L. Ron, purveyor of bad science fiction and you can guess the rest.  Overall, this had quite a few laughs if you are Internet friendly and adore The Hobbit.  I think it probably has an expiration date since a lot of the references will have died in a few years.

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13 comments:

  1. A dragon jtretin at aol dot com

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  2. I'd rather be an elf. But that's because in WoW, that's the character that I <3! The book looks like a great and fun read! I HOPE I WIN! :) Happy Holidays!
    Thanks for the great giveaway too!
    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  3. I think I would rather be an elf. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I have always liked dragons so I would want to be a beautiful snow dragon..

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  5. I'd choose to be a dragon because in at least one of my lives I'd like to be a bad-a$$ who breathes fire!

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  6. I'd like to be an elf... one of the Light Elves with magic.

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  7. I`d like to be a Dragon, they are the kwlest!!!

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  8. Elf they seem to be always happy and magical

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