Friday, July 15, 2011

Bored of the Rings by Henry.N.Beard

This short novel was written by Henry N Beard and Douglas C Kennedy, who later founded National Lampoon. It was published in 1969. The parody generally follows the outline of The Lord of the Rings, including the preface, the prologue, poetry, and songs, while making fun of what Tolkien made serious. Aside from the text itself, the book includes: a laudatory back cover review, inside cover reviews which are entirely contrived, a list of other books in the "series", none of which of course exist and a double page map which has nothing whatsoever to do the book. I think Hamish might enjoy this book.

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