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Bored Of The Rings (Gollancz s.F.)

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Bored Of The Rings (Gollancz s.F.)

by The Harvard Lampoon

  • Current Status of this Book:Off the Grid
  • Copies in circulation:1
  • Copies in the wild:0
  • Copies in circulation (All Editions):1
  • Binding: Paperback (240 pages)
  • Publisher: Gollancz (2003-10-09)
  • Language: English
  • Category:Humour

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SynopsisFirst published in 1969, Bored of the Rings quickly became a cult book for its relentless, slapstick pastiche of The Lord of the Rings. Gollancz's 2001 edition marks the first appearance in Britain and in hardback. Authors Beard and Kenny carry irreverence cheerfully beyond the borders of good taste. For some, it's a hilarious antidote to uncritical worship of Tolkien. For others, it's outright blasphemy. You choose... Here's the formula. Take the rough plot of The Lord of the Rings. Give everyone daft names: Bilbo Baggins becomes Dildo Bugger, Sauron is Sorhed, and the hobbits Merry, Pippin and Sam are now the boggies Moxie, Pepsi and Spam. Make them all cowardly, dumb, self-serving and/or insane. Cram Middle Earth with droll American brand names, some now rather dated... Bored of the Rings lurches drunkenly through Tolkien's narrative, scrawling graffiti on noble citadels and firing off gags with such machine-gun speed that something hits the funny bone on almost every page. A war...more

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