|Written in the gloaming of their college days, just before they started National Lampoon, Douglas C. Kenney and Henry N. Beard wrote Bored of the Rings. It's dated—references to Nixon, drugs, and consumer products circa 1969 crowd every page—but darn it, Bored of the Rings is still funny nearly 30 years later: "'Goodbye, Dildo,' Frito said, stifling a sob. 'I wish you were coming with us.'
One would think that sooner or later The Harvard Lampoon would pick up The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and write a parody.
Perfect for fans eagerly anticipating the December 13, 2013 theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is excited to release The Wobbit: A Parody a new book by The Harvard Lampoon.
The book is an easy reader and a whole lot of fun, in total 176 pages of pleasure and laughter... it will be available from the 5th of December 2013 in the UK and is ready available in the US since November 26, 2013.
When Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a quest across Widdle Wearth 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 slightly 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.
For everyone who has delighted in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy masterwork—or for anyone who's just looking for a good laugh—The Wobbit: a parody is a comic extravaganza for the ages.
The Harvard Lampoon debuted in February 1876 and is the world's longest continually published humor magazine. Written by seven undergraduates and modeled on Punch, the British humor magazine, the debut issue took the Harvard campus by storm. United States President Ulysses S. Grant was advised not to read the magazine, as he would be too much “in stitches” to run the government.
|Title: The Wobbit, A Parody
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Publication Date: November 26, 2013 (US), December 5, 2013 (UK)
Type: paperback, 176 pages
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